(CBS) — The WBBM Newsradio family has lost an enduring sports presence, and the finest human being you will meet and work with in Eric Brown. Eric passed away early this morning after a long battle with cancer at the age of 58. Eric was a continuous sports voice at Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM for 25 years, starting in 1988, and having to leave the air last fall to fight a courageous battle with cancer.
Eric embraced every sport and followed them with professionalism and class. There was never a question to a coach or a player he didn’t put some thought behind, and he was tenacious at making sure all the facts were in order. Eric was a reporting mainstay for the Bears successes in the 90’s, for the Bulls six championships, and it gave him a lot of joy to report and talk about two Blackhawks Stanley Cup champions in 2010 and 2013. Baseball was a day-to-day endeavor, and Eric tackled it without complaint, and with the easygoing effectiveness that was him.