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Community Matters: Razorback Legend Dies

Many are paying their respects to Bob Cheyne, 86.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Many are paying their respects to a Razorback legend Thursday afternoon. Bob Cheyne passed away on Saturday.

He served as the university's first athletic director and is credited with getting the Razorback Sports Network up and running on the radio. Cheyne would later become the voice of the Razorbacks during what many say was their most successful decade of football. And those close to the program now say his influence is still felt today.

"You think about all the great moments that he had, it must have been absolutely fantastic. And he loved to tell the stories not just about the games but about the people," says Color Commentator Rick Schaeffer of the Razorback Sports Network.

We're told during the peak of Cheyne's early efforts more than 100 AM stations around the state were airing Razorback Sports at a time when the broadcast rights were free.

Click here to view his obituary.
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