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KTVU had a crawl on the morning news show saying there is a public memorial for Bill King at the Coliseum today. I haven't heard a thing about it. Anyone??? Don't know if it is typical KTVU inaccuracy, or if the A's have really dropped the ball on publicizing. I'd appreciate any info out there.
I have been doing a ton of bill king searching on the internet and have not seen ONE thing about that, that would be pretty bad if they had a public memorial and DIDN'T let anyone know about it.
Listening to KNBR right now and Rick Barry is at the service for King.
This is total crap. Why was this not publicized by the A's?
that's poor form
Saw the service was held at the arena with many past Warriors, A's, Raiders officials attending the service.
I guess it all depends the definition of "public". Sounds like it was by invitation only.
I heard on KNBR that it was a private memorial for Bill King.
okay, then that makes a bit more sense.
Here's the story:
According to the CoCo Times, Fosse was there.
ray has STILL not made any comments in the paper....I am curious as to why.
Some things about Bill I didn't know before:
I never knew Bill King had a son, and I probably listened to 5,000 of his broadcasts between the Warriors, Raiders, and A's. He was such a private man, I know it surprised many people that he was even married. I recall last year that after taking off a few days for the passing of his wife Nancy, he briefly thanked his listeners for their letters of support during that hard time. That was the only moment in 30 years of listening to his broadcasts that I heard him mention his family.
Am I to believe from reading the article that Bill "left" his family - meaning - deserted them? Since the grandson said there were no hard feelings - I seem to get that strange vibe.
I agree about the vibe. Unless the family decides to reveal more, I doubt we'll ever know the details.
Too bad the national media never gave King's passing any mention although they went hog wild about Merrington's, NYG owner's death, guess that's that northeast bias eh?
BK's death was mentioned on the Raiders telecast on Sunday. They showed a picture of him and played a call or two.
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