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...