Remembering a Man Behind the Mic
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 9, 2018
Wayne Fuller, former WBTA on-air personality and voice of the Muckdogs, has died.
Following a number of recent health problems Wayne passed away this morning at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was 70 years old.
In addition to his decades of announcing on WBTA, Wayne was the Dwyer Stadium voice of the NYP League Batavia Muckdogs and long time announcer for Batavia High School basketball.
WBTA President Dan Fischer:
“Wayne was a unique on-air personality. He had a perfect voice for AM radio, clear and distinctive. That voice served him well for his public address work as the stadium announcer for the Muckdogs and in the gymnasium for BHS basketball.
Wayne could weave a story in such great detail. He knew what the weather was on the day his story was set, he could tell you what song was popular on that day. He had a passion for trains and memorized schedules and could describe railroad stations along most any route.
He was a great friend and a wonderful and talented employee who will be missed by his colleagues and fans alike.”
Bill Kauffman is Vice President of the Genesee County Baseball Club:
Wayne was also the voice of Batavia High School Basketball. Batavia’s Athletic Director Mike Bromley:
Wayne was instrumental in modernizing the bus industry according to his long-time friend and co-worker Jack Barker, V.P. of NY Trailways:
Calling hours will be form 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the H.E. Turner and o. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Wayne will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery.