Bill Mercer is best known as a play-by-play radio announcer for baseball, football, basketball and wrestling. He was also a news reporter for Dallas, Texas television station KRLD, covering the John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963.The one consistent and stable professional home for Bill, however, for 57 years was North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas. In addition to broadcasting NTSU/UNT sports, Bill created and managed the university’s radio station and taught the art of sports broadcasting to over 700 students from 1966-2006. Bill trained so many of the best sports announcers in Texas. Bill is probably best known for his calls of the 1967 Ice Bowl (Cowboys vs Packers) with Blackie Sherrod, the 1972 Super Bowl with Verne Lundquist, and the debut of phenom pitcher David Clyde with the Texas Rangers in 1973 with Dick Risenhoover. Bill is also the oldest, living past president of Dallas-Ft. Worth SAG-AFTRA having served during the 1960s. Mercer was Inducted into the Texas Spots Hall of Fame in 2020.