News

Friends, Colleagues Remember Bob Murray

Friends, Colleagues Remember Bob Murray

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

There were no shortage of people remembering Bob Murray Wednesday, the day it was learned he’d passed away after a short battle with brain cancer.

Sean Streaty, with our news partners at WAND-TV, started at the Decatur station in 1994 as a reporter and became an anchor in 1996. He remembered only good things.

“He was just a real person, the way he connected personally and with the audience,” said Streaty. “I walk around today, and Bob is still a household name.”

Former Springfield broadcaster Brian Pierce, who’s been in the business about as long as Bob Murray, remembers him as a hard worker and more importantly — a very close friend.

“Bob and I had been just so tight for so long, everybody who knows Bob knows that I always considered him my best radio friend,” Pierce said.

Services for Bob Murray are pending.

Recent Headlines

in Local

State Rep. Will Davis: One of a Kind

Fresh
will davis

Defends voting for his own pay increase

in Local

Report: New Berlin coach, board president face charges

scales_of_justice

Creviston found passed out behind the wheel; Gordon allegedly wields gun in love triangle

in Local

State Could Hold Up Video Gaming Revenues; Langfelder Responds

video gambling

There’s confusion amongst local governments over whether the state can withhold video gaming payments, even without a state budget in place.

in Local

City Council Again Hears About West Side Apartment Complex

7-28-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council is getting an earful about a project approved in the waning weeks of the previous city council.

in Local

Langfelder Names Economic Development Commission Members

7-28-15 Economic Development Commission

The city now has a seven-member commission in place to deal with economic development projects that are proposed, before they go to the city council for final approval.