Thursday, May 21, 2020

R.I.P.: Roger B Brown, Former D/FW Sportswriter, Radio Host

Roger B Brown
Roger B. Brown, a former sportswriter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the host of a popular sports talk show on KKDA 730 AM for more than two decades, died earlier this week after suffering a stroke.

He was 61, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Brown became the Star-Telegram’s first, full-time black sportswriter when he joined the paper in 1987. He spent 15 years at the paper, during which he covered high schools and the Dallas Mavericks.

His profile grew when he landed a show on KKDA. “Talking Sports With Roger B. Brown’’ first hit the airwaves in ’90 and was heard weekdays from 6 to 7 p.m. A Sunday night edition was eventually added and ran from 6 to 8 weekly.

Brown worked for The Dispatch in his hometown of Columbus, MS the Natchez Democrat in his home state and the Valdosta Daily Times in Georgia before joining the Star-Telegram. In recent years he worked for the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department as a youth league developer/coordinator.

The infectious laugh and laid-back style that characterized his newspaper and radio career was evident in his new job.

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