February 13, 1922—February 26, 2011

Bill Grigsby has a lengthy background in broadcasting sporting events. He is in his 31st year as color commentator for the Kansas City Chiefs – a longevity record in the National Football League. He began his broadcasting career in Joplin as a play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankee farm club, the Joplin Miners. He worked hundreds of college football and basketball games, including a Final Four. Grigsby was the regional network voice for Super Bowls I and IV. From 1957 to 1961, he teamed with Merle Harmon to broadcast the Kansas City Athletics baseball games. He worked as a football and basketball official on the small college level for 20 years.

Grigsby’s credits include: membership in the NAIA Hall of Fame, past chairman of the Regional Council on Criminal Justice, past chairman of the convention and visitors board and a long time member of the National Radio and Television Board of Directors.