Retired WVOW News and Sports Director and community icon Bob Weisner has passed away.
For more than three decades Bob Weisner was the voice our entire community counted on for information, news, sports, and commentary.
He began his career at WVOW in 1974 as the morning personality and sports director. He was named news director in 1976.
By the time of his retirement he had covered every conceivable event and story in Logan and surrounding counties. Whether it was coal mine disasters or strikes, floods and fires, or fundraisers and charity events Bob Weisner was there and he brought the story to generations of Southern West Virginians. He anchored more than 10,000 newscasts and was the play by play man for thousands of local sporting events and games.
Weisner is a member of the Logan High School Hall of Fame, was honored by the West Virginia State Legislature in 2005, and was inducted into the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2017.
He was deeply connected to his adopted hometown and community. He was involved with a long list of charity and service organizations and served for many years on the board of the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority including terms as president.
Weisner made Logan his home, but he always held on tightly to his love of sports teams from his first hometown of Pittsburgh. He was an avid fan of all Pittsburgh teams, but had a special love for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The voice of Bob Weisner and the man himself will always be woven into the fabric of our community.
Bob Weisner was 68-years-old. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.