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Murphy Martin, Once Dallas's Most Famous Voice, Dies An Hour Shy of 83

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Everything you need to know about former WFAA-TV and ABC News anchor Murphy Martin, my late grandfather's favorite local newsman and the gent known to most as The Voice of Texas Stadium from 1975 through '98, you'll find in Charlie Van Dyke's introduction of Murphy recorded for his 2006 induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. The audio's available on Murphy's Web site, along with a few dozen commentaries. And on the site, you will also find the following note:

Murphy Martin passed away Thursday night, July 3, at approximately 10 minutes before 11:00. It was about an hour shy of what would have been his 83rd birthday.

Of course, Uncle Barky has further details here. Memorial services will likely be held on Monday.--Robert Wilonsky

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