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'Voice of the Hilltoppers,' Wes Strader, dies at 79

Wes Strader calls a game in 1989-90, one of the many during his 36-year career as the "Voice of the Hilltoppers."

Courtesy of WKU Athletics

Charles Wesley "Wes" Strader, the "Voice of the Hilltoppers" for WKU football and men's basketball for 36 seasons passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 79, according to a press release issued by the university.

Strader was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. He earned a reputation as one of the outstanding radio sports broadcasters in the state through his work covering Hilltopper basketball and football.