'Nightsounds' Host Bill Pearce Dies At 83
February 26, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of syndicated religious music "NIGHTSOUNDS" radio host BILL PEARCE, who died TUESDAY (2/23) of complications from Parkinson's disease at 83.
PEARCE, a member of the NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS Hall of Fame, was an accomplished trombonist and singer before (and after) launching his show at MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE's WMBI/CHICAGO in the 1960's. The show moved into syndication and continues to air nationwide. He was the son of PHILADELPHIA Methodist minister ROWAN PEARCE, who hosted a Christian radio show on which BILL and his family appeared.