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Former WBIW News Director William "Bill" Silvers Has Died
Updated July 24, 2015 8:03 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The former news director at 1340 AM WBIW has died.

83-year-old William C. "Bill" Silvers of Bedford passed away at 5:19 pm on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Bill was the news director and did on air news for more than 40 years for 1340 AM WBIW.

Born June 7, 1932 in Illinois, he was the son of William "Willie" and Bobbie (Cole) Silvers. He married Margaret Grant and she preceded him in death. He graduated from Pottsville High School in Pennsylvania, with the class of 1950. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Penn State.

Following his retirement from WBIW, he worked in the mayor's office under Mayor John Williams for several years. He was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman's Club, a past president of the Bedford Public Library Board and a member of the Parks Department Board. He was an avid golf enthusiast.

Survivors include a daughter, Leslie White and husband, Jeff, of Bedford; a brother, Ronald Silvers, of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

At Bill's request, there are no services scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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