Uecker, Brewers mourn loss of Haig

CHICAGO -- The Brewers and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker on Monday were mourning the death of former team and WTMJ radio executive Bill Haig.

Haig, who served as Brewers vice president of broadcast operations from 1980 to his retirement in 1997, passed away Saturday at 78.

"Bill was really one of the giants in the world of Wisconsin radio," Uecker said in a statement. "Between the Brewers and WTMJ, everyone knew Bill and respected his contributions to the industry. He was a key member of the Brewers staff for so many years, but more importantly he was a good friend and family man. Our thoughts are with his wife, Naomi, their children, and all of Bill's family. He will be missed."

It was during Haig's tenure as general manager of WTMJ-AM 620 that the station became the Brewers' flagship. He was inducted to the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame after retiring from the Brewers in 1997.

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