Jim McKay passed away nearly two weeks ago at the age of 86. The long-time host of ABC's "Wide World of Sports," McKay's broadcasting career included some figure skating commentary. He is also well known for having the sad task of informing viewers that the hostages were killed during the 1972 Olympic kidnapping of Israeli athletes in Munich. I was lucky enough to hear him broadcast many sporting events, and his voice and on-air style were truly unforgettable.
Charlie Jones, died this week at 77. He was an emmy-winning sportscaster who also contributed to "Wide World of Sports." He announced figure skating during his time at NBC. Jones was best known for his work calling professional football games, but he was also an author and documentarian.