Longtime Lubbock broadcaster dies after brief illness - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/13/10

Longtime Lubbock broadcaster dies after brief illness

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Sad news to report from the KCBD family. Longtime Lubbock broadcaster Bill deTournillon Sr. has passed away after a brief illness.

Bill's broadcast career spanned three decades and his television influence carried three generations.

He was the father of former KCBD general manager Bill deTournillon Jr., and the grandfather of current general manager Dan Jackson.

Bill served as general manager for TV stations in Arkansas and Louisiana before moving his family to Lubbock to take over as general manager at KLBK television.

Mr. D., as he was called, helped launch the careers of many longtime broadcasters including KCBD's own Sharon Maines and Karin McCay.

Bill Sr. and his son Bill were both inducted into the Texas Tech Mass Communications hall of fame in 2008.

He is survived by his family and his wife of 59 years, Ginger.

William deTournillon Sr. Was 81.

From all of us at KCBD NewsChannel 11, thank you Mr. D, you will be missed.

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