Among those attending a reunion in April to commemorate 50 years since Bill Mercer ('66 M.A.) joined the broadcast program at UNT were Mark Followill, Michael Westbrook ('08), John Nelson, John Liddle ('05), David Hatchett ('83), Doug Anderson ('94), George Dunham ('88), David Burrall ('89), Craig Way ('85), Craig Miller ('88), Ted Emrich ('09), Bill Conway ('71) and Mickey Timbes ('78, '87 M.Ed.). Mercer is in the front row, third from right.
You can hear some of Mercer's memories of the early days of KNTU, the Von Erichs, the Ice Bowl and more in this interview by Roger Emrich. And read about the success of one of Mercer's latest broadcasting protégés, his granddaughter Emma Tiedemann.