WPR News
11:46 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Wyoming-Born Sportscaster Gowdy Dies at 86

Laramie, WY – Curt Gowdy, the legendary American sports broadcaster and native of Wyoming, has died. Gowdy died Monday after a battle with leukemia at his home in Florida. He was 86. Gowdy's broadcasting career spanned seven decades and was at the microphone for 16 World Series, 16 Baseball All-Star games, nine Super Bowls, and eight Olympics. Gowdy owned two Laramie radio stations, KOWB and KCGY. General Manager Andy Hoefer first met Gowdy in 1966 when Gowdy purchased KOWB. Hoefer Gowdy's death is a big loss to Wyoming. Hoefer says Gowdy never let his national prominence go to his head. Hoefer says Gowdy was always Wyoming-grounded.