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NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Mazer, the sports-talk radio pioneer who also was a fixture in New York television during a 60-year career, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Mazer's son, actor Arnie Mazer, said his father died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.
Mazer came to New York in 1964 at WNBC-AM after 16 years in radio and TV in Buffalo, and had a long run as WNEW-TV's sports anchor. He also worked at WOR-AM, on CBS television's NHL and NFL coverage, on ABC and NBC TV game broadcasts and in radio at WFAN, WEVD and WVOX-AM, retiring in 2009.
Mazer was born in 1920 in what is now the Ukraine and moved to Brooklyn as an infant. He graduated from the University of Michigan and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.