- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Longtime Baltimore news broadcaster Bob Shilling died Sunday in hospice care from lung cancer, one of his sons said.

Shilling was 75. He died at Gilchrest Center, said Rob Shilling.

Bob Shilling was a former managing editor of WBFF-TV, where he worked from 1990 to 2008. He also worked from 1966 to 1985 at WCBM-AM as a reporter and news director. More recently, he was a media specialist with the National Fallen Firefighters Association in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for six years.

Shilling was a past president of the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association and an at-large member of its board. During his 42-year membership, Shilling advocated in particular for a scholarship for journalism students and delighted in evaluating the entries of future reporters and presenting the prize at an annual convention.

Shilling got his start in radio as a disc jockey at a station in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before moving back to Baltimore to attend what was then called Baltimore Junior College. His first job in Baltimore broadcasting was at WBAL-TV, his son said.

Survivors include two sons, as well as three grandchildren.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ruck Funeral Home in Towson.


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