Bill Wilkerson - 2018
Bill Wilkerson achieved many firsts in his radio career, but it was his hosting of KMOX “Total Information AM” with Bob Hardy and Wendy Wiese that endeared him to the masses. The program had huge ratings – the largest listenership in St. Louis radio. He began his KMOX career in 1969 as a news reporter and then sports reporter, did St. Louis Football Cardinals and Mizzou football play-by-play and even professional basketball with Bob Costas and hockey with Dan Kelly. It is believed he was the first African-American NFL radio announcer and NHL color man. Bill’s wry humor was always evident in his broadcasts, especially those KMOX mornings. He also worked at WIBV and KTRS before retiring from radio in 2006.