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Bob Gallagher (sportscaster)

Bob Gallagher (sportscaster)

American sportscaster
Bob Gallagher (sportscaster)
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American sportscaster
Is Sports journalist
From United States of America
Type Journalism Sports
Gender male
Death 3 July 1977
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Robert L. "Bob" Gallagher (? – July 3, 1977) was an American sportscaster and radio host who announced games for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

Early life

Gallagher graduated from North Quincy High School in 1946 and Boston College 1951. After college he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served at General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters in Japan. He later earned a degree from Curry College and spent six years as a semi-pro basketball player.

Broadcasting career

In 1954, Gallagher landed as first broadcasting job at WNEB in Worcester, Massachusetts. He left the station in 1958 to call Boston College Eagles football games for WEEI. From 1960 to 1965, Gallagher was the radio play by play announcer for the Boston Patriots. He then spent a year as the sports director at WNAC-TV in Boston.

From 1967 to 1969, Gallagher was the radio announcer for the Miami Dolphins. He also worked for WTVJ in Miami, where he was sports director and announced Dolphins preseason games.

After leaving WTVJ, Gallagher worked for the Flagler Dog Track in Miami. In 1974 he returned to Massachusetts, where he served as the vice-president of marketing for Carley Associates of Braintree.

Death

Gallagher died on July 3, 1977 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 48 years old. At the time of his death he was residing in Scituate, Massachusetts. He was buried in Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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