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(Picture courtesy WTAX.com)

A long-time Central Illinois broadcaster has lost his fight with brain cancer. Regional Radio News has learned that Bob Murray died this morning. Murray was most recently the morning show host on WTAX in Springfield since May of 2003. Murray's radio and TV career spanned nearly 50 years in Springfield and Decatur, including being a weathercaster on WAND-TV in Decatur. Murray provided daily weather forecasts for WTIM in Taylorville in the early and mid 1990's.

Murray had left WTAX last fall to begin treatment for brain cancer. He was 66 years old.

The WTAX web site said he died surrounded by his family. Services are pending.

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