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Postby DieHardCubbie » Fri Jul 04, 2003 11:47 pm wrote:
Longtime broadcaster 'very compassionate'

By Bill Jauss
Tribune staff reporter

July 4, 2003, 9:30 PM CDT

Jack Rosenberg had a writer's appreciation of Vince Lloyd, his longtime co-worker at WGN Radio and Television.

"His heart," Rosenberg once said, "is as warm as the Lebanese sand of his ancestors."

Rosenberg never changed his feeling for Lloyd, a 38-year veteran WGN broadcaster who died of stomach cancer Thursday in Green Valley, Ariz. He was 86.

"Vince was a fantastic man, very compassionate and charitable," Rosenberg recalled Friday. "Everybody was his friend. I never heard a bad word said about him."

The Cubs observed a moment of silence for Lloyd before Friday's game at Wrigley Field.

Lloyd and Rosenberg began covering sports together in 1948 in Peoria. Both were World War II veterans, Lloyd a U.S. Marine. Within two years both were called to Chicago to join Jack Brickhouse, another former Peoria broadcaster, on the WGN sports staff.

For the majority of the next half-century, Lloyd was a fixture in WGN radio and TV booths with Brickhouse, broadcasters Jack Quinlan and Lou Boudreau and director Arne Harris.

next to Harry he was my all time favorite... :,-(
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Postby Arlo » Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:41 pm

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Postby cwebb » Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:29 pm

Some guys make it happen on the field, and others earn their share of love elsewhere, and Jack Lloyd was one of the best out of the latter ones!

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Postby Mariner~Fan » Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:04 am

Sad but true :,-( . But we must all go in the end

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