Former Kansas City Chiefs Radio Analyst, Studio Host Bill Grigsby Dies
February 28, 2011 at 4:14 AM (PT)
BILL GRIGSBY, who called KANSAS CITY CHIEFS football on radio for 46 years until his retirement after the 2009 season, died early SATURDAY (2/26) of prostate cancer at the age of 89.
GRIGSBY, whose catchphrase, opening each broadcast, was "it's a beautiful day for football," was the voice of the NFL franchise from its arrival as an AFL club in KANSAS CITY (from DALLAS) in 1963, missing just eight games and calling the team's two SUPER BOWL appearances, in SUPER BOWLs I and IV. He did color commentary until 1985 and then became the pre-game, halftime, and post-game host. He had previously served as a radio voice for baseball's KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS and UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS football and basketball.