Roger Gray

Roger Gray, who over a 38-year career at Hometown Broadcasting WXNT Portsmouth, OH (1260) co-hosted mornings, anchored sporting event broadcasts and reported news, died at the age of 76, the Portsmouth Daily Times reports.

“High school sports on the radio in Scioto County would not be what they are today without him,” WXNT Sports Director Chuck Greenslate told the publication. “He was good at calling games, but his behind-the-scenes work with sponsors and advertisers and to deliver what he sold and get games on the radio and keep games on the radio as we know them today, that’s the thing most people won’t ever think about but really was one of Roger’s best traits.”

Gray retired from the station in 2017.