BEDFORD – Myron Rainey who was the “Voice of the Stars” with 1340 AM WBIW and a veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years, died on Tuesday.
Rainey, 69, of Bedford, passed away at 11:38 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel, IN.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th under the Rainey Press Box at BNL Fieldhouse. A memorial gathering will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, June 18th at the BNL Fieldhouse.
Born November 23, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Warren D. “W.D.” and C. Sue (Newkirk) Rainey. He married
Debbie Tomlin on April 3, 1982, and she survives. He worked in the Lawrence County Recorders Office.
Rainey was a veteran announcer for WBIW Radio Station where he covered the news and was the “Voice of the Stars” for forty years and had covered Mitchell sports for 4 years. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1970, and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and BNL Boosters. He was the 2020 Indiana Sports Writers & Sportscasters Hall of Fame inductee.
Rainey was known for his critiquing style when it comes to calling the action and letting the audience know how the game officials are doing. He retired from the public airwaves with his own personal booth above the northeast corner of BNL Fieldhouse, and he’ll be forever enshrined in the Hall.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of Bedford; his mother, Sue Rainey, of Bedford; a son, Evan Rainey, of Bedford; a
daughter, Alana Foster (Justin), of Bedford; two grandchildren, Landen Noble, of French Lick and Addisyn
Rainey, of Sullivan; two brothers, Jeff Rainey (Melanie) and Kevin Rainey (Bonnie), all of Bedford; a sister, Terri Pinnick
(Steve “Deacon”), of Bedford; a brother-in-law, John Duane Medlock; two sisters-in-law, nancy Medlock Butler (Greg) and Debbie Medlock Wessell (Dennis); his mother-in-law, Viola Medlock; several nieces, nephews, cousins
and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, his father-in-law, Dr. John Medlock; his paternal grandparents, George, and Zeña Rainey; his maternal grandparents, Louis and Mary Newkirk; a sister-in-law,