Al Hart will do his final John Madden report this morning (Jan. 7) from 8:15 to 8:25 on KCBS. Hart turned 81 on Friday.
He retired as the station's morning host in 2000 to take care of his wife, Sally, who was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease. After her death, KCBS asked him to talk with Madden on Wednesday mornings.
Martin Snapp of the Contra Costa Times reports that Hart's biggest fans are his peers at other radio and TV stations, who understand how hard it is to do what he makes look so easy.