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KGO-TV, ABC7 anchor Pete Wilson died Friday night at Stanford Hospital from a massive heart attack suffered during hip replacement surgery, the station reported today on its Web site. Wilson, 62, is survived by his wife, Sandra and son Brendan.

"Pete was one of the most valued and respected news professionals in the Bay Area and the country," ABC7 President and General Manager Valari Staab said in a statement. "For more than 30 years, he was welcomed into the homes of thousands of local viewers reporting on every major news event that touched their lives. This is a deep loss."

Wilson had co-anchored the station's 6 p.m. newscast since 2002. Before that he spent 12 years anchoring the news at KRON-TV in San Francisco.

The station said Wilson, born and raised in central Wisconsin, was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in journalism and creative writing.

The station noted that Wilson has received numerous awards from the Associated Press and others, and a half-dozen Emmy's.

Wilson also shared two Peabody awards, including one for his coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake while at ABC7, the station said.
Published in Mercury News on Jul. 21, 2007.
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September 12, 2007
In recent days, I was looking online at different websites related to the San Francisco Bay Area in order to help myself remember more in detail of the great experience I had in the Bay Area during the late 90’s. Sadly, today I came across the stories related to the death of KGO-TV personality Pete Wilson. Pete Wilson was one of a small handful of people on television and on radio (in my opinion) that demonstrated a high level of knowledge and common sense in this field. I remember Pete Wilson more from his days at KRON ( former NBC Affiliate) during the 5,6, and 11 pm newscasts where I enjoyed his “ In the Circular File” segment the most. What made Pete Wilson a stand out more in my eyes was his ability to present the news and his views not on the basis of any given political slant but on the basis of right and wrong. What hits me the most about Pete’s death was the timing of since a few days after, 4 others in the news business had passed away on July 27th in my current home in the Great state of Arizona. Pete’s Passing had the same emotional effect on me today as I did when I saw the videos and pictures of 2 TV News Helicopters (KNXV ABC 15 and KTVK 3TV) in Phoenix . What all of these men had had in common was not only the experience of the news business but all of them where hard working individuals who never took life for granted. Scott Bowerbank, Craig Smith, Jim Cox, Rick Krolak, and Pete Wilson will never be forgotten and their deaths should serve to all of us as a reminder that our lives will come to pass as well and to make the best of the short time all of us have on Earth. My condolences to the families, friends, and co-workers of these 5 gentlemen. May they all rest in peace for all of them are now in a better place.
John Stevenson
August 27, 2007
It's been 38 days since Pete left us and I am still in shock. I miss you terribly. KGO is not the same without you anymore. Rest in peace Pete.
ann kennedy
August 15, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. I've grown up watching him on T.V for the last 25 years. He was one of the Best Anchors on television. He will be missed.
Valerie Harrison
August 6, 2007
Pete never sold out to any side and always carefully analyzed his options before making an informed choice on anything. No party line forever right or wrong, no lunatic fringe slant.... just common sense centered and balanced perspective every day in every way due to his practical and sensible midwestern roots of which he was proud and thankful. Pete was a true pro who dared to show us his actual self on the air....as a result he came across as a real person in a field full of pompous and self-rightous phonies. I will miss him.
richard conard
August 3, 2007
Pete, I only met you in person once (at the Hyatt in SF) but I was always in your corner on both radio and tv. You were ALWAYS a voice of reason and common sense, when common sense is a not-too-common quality. You took the middle road 90% of the time, never failing to speak your mind, and show kindness to callers. I knew we were both the same age and I felt a kinship. I know in my heart you have gone to a better place. My prayers to both your dear wife and son.
Tom Hauser
August 3, 2007
You will be greatly missed. You died way too soon.
Misty Hay
July 31, 2007
Pete: You had the gift. You were the best. Will miss you.
Ron Cabral
July 31, 2007
I can remember watching Pete since I first came to the Bay Area in the early 90's. He was without a doubt one of the best in the news industry. My sincere condolences go out to his family and to Pete, I wish you peace.
Royston Morlidge
July 31, 2007
He will be missed by all.
Carole Morlidge
July 29, 2007
Pete, You have been my main sail for years on the radio. Almost every day you were that particular clear unwaivering voice of reason. Now that you're gone, Common Sense is also non-existent on radio. You were THE middle of the road, logical, common sense, non-poltical broadcaster, and a "family member" via radio to me. I am so very sad and empty now that we won't have you as our moral rudder any longer. You made me smile and think! May God hold you tightly in His loving arms. You are sorely missed my friend. There will never ever be anyone who can fill your shoes, sadly.
Tricia
Tricia Young
July 26, 2007
Like most everyone else, after turning on the radio Saturday morning and hearing talk of Pete in the past tense, I was riveted with chills all over. Pete was the Newcaster of choice in my growing years in the San Jose area on channel 7 and 4 (and 5 a long time ago?), and then as a talk-show host more recently at KGO.

When I first heard him on KGO radio I wondered how a newscaster could pan out as a good talk radio show host. My wonders were quashed by his performance, after his initial "break-in period" that he so often acknowledged through his 5 years on KGO radio. Did he ever really "break-in"?

Though my job only allows occasional listening to him on my way home, I still looked forward to hearing him for those two hours because I knew I would get quality time from him.

Prayers and best wishes to his entire family, friends and co-workers. This is an undescribingly sad day for the Bay Area.
Roy
July 26, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 26, 2007
My sincere condolences to the family, relatives and co-workers and viewers of this very special person that touch every person that has ever met him personally or thru their homes (on TV). He will definitely be missed and remembered for years to come...
Sue Peres
July 25, 2007
Pete's face and voice was in our homes daily, I felt like he was family. He had an unique way of delivering the news and related to viewers of all ages. He will be truly missed by many. Our thoughts are with his co-workers, friends,family and especially his wife and son.
Cynthia
July 25, 2007
What a guy! I grew up watching you on tv when I was a little girl, HAVE FUN IN HEAVEN~ I HOPE CHANNEL 2 IS THERE FOR CHANNEL 7 WHEN FAITH PASSED AWAY SERVERAL YEARS AGO! CHANNEL 7 STEPED IN AND BROADCAST FOR NEW STATION 2, THIS ALLOWED THE WHOLE TEAM TO GO TO HER FUNERAL!
HAVE FUN IN HEAVEN!!!
BROOKLYN DAYS
July 25, 2007
Pete was an honest, passionate and acute journalist. I welcomed him almost everyday at work and at home. When I tuned on to KGO and heard his voice I often felt a sense of relief and familiarity knowing that I would have a few hours of stimulating and intelligent conversation coming my way.
I was truly stunned when I got the news of his death as was everyone in my family. Rest in peace, you'll be missed.
Corrado Conti
July 25, 2007
My heart just aches for Pete's Friends & Family, wife, son and co-worker's.

A great loss to our community. He will be terribly missed by all.
Kathy
July 25, 2007
His smile and wit....irreplacable.
Chris Riesenbeck
July 25, 2007
The news in the Bay area will never be the same without Pete Wison at the desk.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Diane Serrianne
July 25, 2007
My deepest condolences to Pete's family during this terrible time.
From a listener
Kay
Kathryn Pardini
July 25, 2007
Our deepest condolances to the Wilson Family.What a big lost? But as of last Friday our Father in Heaven has somebody with whom He will have an interesting and intellegend discusion with. Thank You Mr. Wilson. We miss You very much.
Josie and Frank Przybylski
Kazimierz Przybylski
July 24, 2007
I looked forward to seeing Pete Wilson's smiling face. He was a true journalist - fair, balanced and thorough. He is greatly missed.
Suzanne Tamiesie
July 24, 2007
I grew up watching and listening to Pete. I was so stunned and saddened to learn of his passing. We all felt like we knew him. He had a voice that kept you calm (especially during those Loma Prieta aftershocks!). You could always count on him to give you the facts and details that we all needed to know just to get through the day. Well, here's a fact...he was a great man with a tremendous heart...and he will be sorely missed. God bless you, Pete. My deepest condolences to the Wilson family, his friends and colleagues, and to the entire Bay Area.

Jen
Jen Bell
July 24, 2007
I was so saddened to hear the news of Pete Wilson's passing. He was a Bay Area icon and will be sorely missed. My prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Catharine Anderson
July 24, 2007
Hi Pete,
I'll miss your voice at 2.05pm everyday at work. You were such a great person and a great but humble talk show host. I don't know why God like to take good people home early, but i want to thank him for letting me hear your voice for many years and come to like you as a friend, a family member even though i'd never met you.
Rest in peace Pete.
Camvan Trinh
July 24, 2007
Dear Wilson Family and KGO Family,

Thank you so very much for that wonderful tribute that was given on KGO about Pete. It did somewhat help with the saddness that we were feeling for the loss of someone so dear to our hearts. To think that we will not be hearing his voice or seeing his face is hard to imagine.

What a terrible loss we have all suffered.

With deepest sympathy,
Christine Mannos
July 24, 2007
We lost a bay area legend!!!
Gina Lin
July 24, 2007
I enjoyed Pete's wit and manner immensely. He was so refreshing and always made me think, as well as smile. Godspeed, Pete -- Hope to talk to you again on the other side.
Carole Morris
July 24, 2007
I was the Production Manager at KTXL-TV in Sacramento when Pete came to this area. I directed his News broadcast many times and have many fond memories of one of the most professional broadcasters I ever worked with in my 40 year career in television. I even had the pleasure to attend his wedding in Old Sacramento. At 65 I'm now retired but remember all the great times we had working together. My deepest sympathy to the family and God Bless and give you peace.
Dick Leeson
July 24, 2007
I have watched Pete since he was a news anchor on our local channels on TV (KRON & KGO) and enjoyed his comments and conversation very much on KGO radio every afternoon from 2 PM to 4 PM. I didn't understand why people were talking about how it was working with Pete as a news anchor on Monday's (daytime) program with Gene Burns -- I had no idea Pete had died the Friday before. It was/is unbelievable. To see that lifeforce gone out.... He was a professed Democrat but he was so reasonable if someone said something stupid about the President (even though Pete really didn't like him much), Pete was the first one to jump down that person's throat to say it wasn't true and what a stupid comment -- he called the kettle black and if it wasn't - he fought tooth and nail to tell everyone that as well. Regardless of what some might have thought because of a certain topic he got into trouble with, Pete believed in equality and rights for all - regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. I am glad to have "known" him and am very sad to see him go.
Joan Grant
July 24, 2007
Richard H. Herrick
July 24, 2007
I am very saddened of the recent passing of Pete Wilson. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Sandra, Brendan, his dear mother and to everyone at KGO my heart goes out to you all. I am in a state of shock and I will truly miss listening to him. I will never forget seeing him in person at De Anza College with the rest of the Hosts. He was truly a Gentleman! My parents also send there condolences. God Bless you Pete! May you be your family's Guardian Angel.
Sincerely, Yvonne Kirk-Helms and the entire Kirk Family
Yvonne Kirk-Helms
July 23, 2007
What a huge gap Pete's death leaves...he was such a staple of the Bay Area news scene...like our own local Peter Jennings...my heart goes out to his family who have lost an outstanding man much too soon...
Jen Berkley
July 23, 2007
I grew up in the Bay Area and have watched/heard Pete Wilson for years. He was such a gifted man! By all accounts from friends and colleagues he was very nice, genuinely decent man, who cared about his community, was a wonderful father and husband. It is a rare find to have someone in the public eye, as smart and witty as Pete Wilson was, who kept his ego in check and was simply a good soul. My prayers are with his family during this very difficult time. May he rest in peace
Sharon R.
July 23, 2007
Pete was like a part of our family every night. So long friend. He will be missed by many, but not forgotten. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.
Craig and Cindy
July 23, 2007
I was truly saddened to hear of Pete Wilson’s passing. I can so clearly hear him saying I’m Pete Wilson and begin sharing some information of interest. He had such a warm and friendly delivery and I was always drawn into whatever he was saying. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to learn from him for so many years.
Blessings & Best Wishes to all of his family and friends.
Bonnie
July 23, 2007
Pete a man who will never be forgotten...
Angela Burnhart
July 23, 2007
He was one of the few news persons that I actually liked and respected. I felt that he was walking the walk between doing his job and keeping his integrity. Did not realize he was 6'5". Wow! Liked the way he had this look of incredulity at some of the reports he made, and at times while listening to reports from other news persons. Actually I haven't felt this sense of loss at a news person's passing since Herb Caen passed.

My condolences to his family.
Rebecca Hazlewood
July 23, 2007
Never one to mince words; always one to tell the truth. A truly great man. My heart breaks for his family...
L B
July 23, 2007
I feel like I've lost part of my family. Pete was a genuine gentleman and a voice of reason. He allowed his callers to express their opinion and wasn't rude with them because they didn't agree with him. He could separate facts from fiction and didn't put the blame of everything negative that happened on a person just because he didn't care for him. He would only blame him for the things that were known facts and that's it.I admired him and felt very comfortable calling into his program. He has been my favorite host since the day he started and I can't imagine anyone being able to take his place and be as fair and honest as he was. I'd like to express my sympathy to his family and his KGO family. I will truly miss him and mourn his passing.
Karen Winter
July 23, 2007
When I heard the news.....I was speechless, my mouth literally dropped to the floor & I was SADDEN by this awful & unexpected news. As many have of you have shared, I will miss seeing & listening to him. My deepest condolences to his family & friends. I will MISS you Pete.
Veronica Gonzalez
July 23, 2007
Pete Wilson to me was a Bay Area icon that meant class, style and elegence, he is one of the few men I never met, but looked up too, we will for sure miss his him, and our bay area has lost one of it's brighter lights!!
Michael Sanchez
July 23, 2007
Pete Wilson exhibited a calm professionalism that is so rare nowadays. We were so lucky to have him here as long as we did. God Bless you, Pete, and your family, too. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with your extended news family for as long as you did. We will miss your smiling face.
Marie L.
July 23, 2007
How terribly sad for such a wonderful person to leave us.The sound of his voice.....God Bless you and your family.
Tony Flores Jr
July 23, 2007
To the Wilson family; My prayers are with you. Pete will not be forgotten. He was quite a human being!! I miss him too. Always remember the high lights, of his and your lives together, and that will always bring a smile to your face!!!
Duane Durazo
July 23, 2007
I have listened to pete for years..I feel like I've lost a family member.
len madrid
July 23, 2007
Pete Wilson will surely be missed. To the family, I send to you heartfelt condolences and the love of each other and the lord up above to help you through this difficult time.
Paula Smith
July 23, 2007
Hello,
When I heard about what had happened to Pete I was very sad. It felt like I had lost a dear friend. I listen to KGO every day and my favorite part of the show was Petes spot. He was a great host and I will really miss him.
Heidi Stewart
July 23, 2007
Mr. Wilson will truly be missed in the Bay Area.
Paula
July 23, 2007
Our sympathy goes out to Pete Wilson's family. He will be missed very much. We grew up with him anchoring the news for many years. Thank you Pete for the many great years of broadcasting!
Monica/ Teresa
July 23, 2007
My godson and I would always stop at his news broadcast whenever we would be changing channels. We really enjoyed his professional delivery and his nice personality.He always had a smile.WE will miss him very much.
Antonio/Mark Cuellar
July 23, 2007
Pete, will surely be missed.I was devastated to hear the news that he's no longer with us.I grew up watching Pete on TV, every evening giving us the news. He will always be in our hearts. To the family, our prayers are with you.
Perez
July 23, 2007
Surely, Pete will be missed, I've always enjoy watching him deliver the news. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Telma Tica
July 23, 2007
He will be very missed. I really felt like i knew him..Ilistened to him everyday in my home office and loved how he approached life and the issues. Pete you will be missed!
Kim Sharpe
July 23, 2007
I can't believe that Pete is gone. I will miss him
Joann kennett
July 23, 2007
Pete was the voice of calm when our world was rocked during the Loma Prieta earthquake on Oct 17. Being new to the Bay area and CA and earthquakes, his on air presence made it seem like we were all going to be okay and we were.
I can't imagine what a terrible loss this is for his family when I feel so bad for a person that I only knew as a face on my tv and a voice on my radio. God bless his family.
Cheryl
July 23, 2007
I will miss hearing his words. I started listening to KGO by accident because of one of his "Sign-off" phrases. "Remember, don't believe everything you think!" Hey--this guy THINKS!! I marked KGO on both of the radios in my cars after hearing that.
Earl PeQueen
July 23, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Jerika Steele
July 23, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the Wilson family.Pete will be missed.He was my favorite news anchor.
Kathleen Bertucci
July 22, 2007
Dear Wilson family & friends
I am so sorry to hear about Pete passing away. I can remember watching him on Ch 7 news when I was growing up. He was such a kind man, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and son.
Lynne Coffee
July 22, 2007
I am deeply saddened about his passing. I enjoyed hearing his show in the afternoon commute. My kids will always remember he had "Santa" on as a guest! :-) My prayers are with him and his family.
Patty Sanchez
July 22, 2007
Pete you will be greatly missed. At 2:00 when my students leave and I turn on KGO I could always count on your voice, logic and common sense. You live on in the memories of so many. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. It sais a lot about an individual that you have never spoken to yet feel such loss for his passing. What may be gone in body lives on in spirit and memories. Thank you Pete for your contributions to so many
Caissie Stephens
July 22, 2007
I'm a recent addition to the Pete Wilson listners, but enjoyed him as much as anyone. In this upside down world, he was a voice of sanity. He was balanced, fair and respectful of others. He was what news reporting is all about. The San Francisco area has lost a true favorite son. My deepest condolences to his family.
Barbara Dickinson
July 22, 2007
I am greatly saddened by the sudden loss of a wonderful individual and radio voice. Even though I do not know him, I feel that Pete Wilson was a compassionate and gracious individual who always reached out to his radio and TV audience. I will truly miss him. My deepest condolences to his family.
R. Gray
July 22, 2007
I loved calling in to Pete's show, often we agreed, a few times we did not...I am shocked and very sad to hear about his passing, I will miss him and his very unique style of being in the world...I wish peace for his family...
Jelveh Jaferian
July 22, 2007
I just can't believe it! I was listening to Pete talk about his upcoming surgery on KGO last Wednesday, while coming home from my own doctor's diagnosis of a hip degeneration. It was obvious from the calls he received that they were trying to calm his fears, a tribute to how much people cared about him. Pete was always very level-headed and fair on his broadcasts, something that made him comfortable to listen to, like you were chatting with a good friend. My sympathies to his wife, Sandra, and his son, Brendon. What a loss.
Audrey Makris
July 22, 2007
I am shocked and saddened. I listened to him every chance I got on KGO radio and watched him every night on Ch 7 news. He was one of the FEW radio hosts that was fair and open-minded. I enjoyed his banter and sense of humor. He will be missed terribly. My condolences to his wife and son.
Jeanne Johnson
July 22, 2007
God Bless you. Though I never got the chance to meet you,I considered you part of my family. For what you did and how you did your job was like hearing from a loving and caring family member. You were the best at what you did. From my heart I thank you & God bless you and your family.
Walter Houston
July 22, 2007
I met Pete on a plane returning form Palm Springs years ago. Being a SF native I have followed Pete on the news for many years. My most heart felt feelings go out to his family.
Jerome Myers
July 22, 2007
We moved to Bakersfield 3 years ago but I have missed listening to Pete. Our 16 year old grandson was visiting from Dixon and when we took him home on Monday, I tuned in to listen to Pete talk about the lost art of reading. I told my husband I really missed Pete's program. Today, my best friend called from Pleasant Hill to say he had passed away. I truly feel we have all lost a great gentlemen!

My heartfelt sympathies to his family.
Anita Keagy
July 22, 2007
Pete,
Thank you for being our voice and for the comfort and information that we have needed over the years. Having a Vietnam vet in our household too, thank you as well for serving our country. You are gone too soon but are not forgotten.
July 22, 2007
pete, farewell old friend from a fellow vet. your genuineness and decency came through the airwaves. i hope you have found the peace you sought after your tour in country. my heartfelt condolences to your family. eddy, san jose
edward schrandt
July 22, 2007
Pete made driving para-transit much easier in the afternoons, when living in Concord.
Shocked & saddened in Oregon.
Karl Keeler
July 22, 2007
I have been listening to Pete almost everyday since he became a KGO radio host as well as watching him on the evening news. I am so sad to hear about his death. He was a compassionate and fair host with a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss him and I wish his family my condolences.
Ilene Mattison-Shupnick
July 22, 2007
A great loss, to his many "families", KGO, KRON, The Bay Area public and his personal family.

Man of many talents and modest in talking of his military service.

Our sympathy and condolences to his wife and son .. Know that Pete will NOT be forgotten ... for sharing of his great personality with us.
Roberts Family
July 22, 2007
I was sad this morning when I heard the news. I would listed to Pete every time I was in my car who will I argue with or agreed with when am driving. I am sorry this happend to a wonderfull person I have never even had the opportunity too talk too. I am sorry.
Leda Moreno
July 22, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Pete's family. Even though I am an avid fan of his sister station I always listened to Pete for his humor and sense of fairness. He had journalist integrity and he will be greatly missed.
Terri
July 22, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family. Peace be with you all.
Eileen Larsen
July 22, 2007
Our condolences to Pete's family and to his extended family at the KGO stations. Our business has lost a major talent.

I'm just stunned at this news.
Jack Hayes
July 22, 2007
I had the pleasure to be a guest on his radio show a few years ago. He was such a lovely, generous host, dispelling my nervousness, making me feel entirely at ease. I am so sorry for your loss - it is a loss for the entire community.
July 22, 2007
I HAVE LISTENED TO PETES'2-4PM TALK SHOW EVERY EVENING ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK AND ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS INTELLIGENCE,AND WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR.HIS KNOWLEDGE WAS SO VARIED THAT I WAS EXCITED BY THE THINGS THAT I WAS ABLE TO LEARN FROM THIS WONDERFUL MAN AND TALK SHOW HOST.I TELL YOU,WE TAKE SO MUCH FOR GRANTED,BUT PETE HAS HELPED ME TO LEARN ANOTHER LESSON EVEN IN DEATH.THAT IS TO MAKE ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO SHOW UP EACH DAY TO HELP US TO BE AWARE OF WHATS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD OF OURS REAL PEOPLE.I WILL TRULY MISS PETE DRIVING HOME.I WANT TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO PETES'WIFE AND SON.YOU WILL ALL BE IN MY PRAYERS.
SANDRA DONATO
July 22, 2007
My heartfelt condolences to his family and co-workers. He was like a member of the family, comfortable, cheerful and welcoming. He will be dearly missed by everyone who came in contact with him, even though most of us never met him.
Pam
July 22, 2007
I will sincerely miss Pete Wilson.
He was a sane, clear voice on the serious issues facing our country.
He made sense.
Michele Brown
July 22, 2007
I am so sad and shocked to hear that Pete has died. I cried this morning when I saw the news on TV. I listened to Pete every day and respected him so much. I feel like I have lost a member of my family. My sympathy to his wife and son. I will miss you Pete.
Bev
July 22, 2007
My Deapest Sympothy to the Wilson Family,I grew up in San Franciscos Mission District I was living in the Fillmore when Loma Preita hit.Pete Wilson is who I listened to.I now live in Montana and still read the news online. I couldnt belive it when I heard the news. Its like a close freind leaving us.
Irene Rivera
July 22, 2007
You will always be missed on KGO and the abc7 news.
Kelli Sheehy
July 22, 2007
I am stunned and saddened. I grew up in San Jose with Mr. Wilson on the news everynight. It was part of our family routine, even when I was little. I feel as if I have lost a friend, even though I never met the man. My thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends.
Tina
July 22, 2007
I was devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Pete Wilson. He was my favorite news anchor and I never watched anyone else during my 13 1/2 yrs. in the Bay Area. He was down to earth, funny, and added such personality to his unbiased reporting. Since we've been having a lot of flooding the past few weeks, I have been recalling Pete's antics during one of the El Nino years-----when the camera returned to him after another wet forecast, he was waving a white flag with the typical Pete Wilson expression. He was one of a kind and will be missed. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family.
Val Smith
July 22, 2007
My condolences to the Wilson family. I was listening to Pete's last show and looking forward to his return ASAP. I was at the Santa Rosa Fair on Saturday and when I found out I was absolutely stunned. I have always enjoyed listening to Pete because he was a straight shooter. I know he will be deeply missed and again, my condolences to the family and KGO.
Phil Emswiler
July 22, 2007
I just want to say that you were my favorite news anchor as long as I remember!!!!!!!!!!I would switch stations when he switched!!!!!!!I am very saddened!!!!!!!!Deep sympathy, to his family. Thank you for all those years of giving part of GREAT journalism. thanks Genevieve
Genevieve Austin-Perez
July 22, 2007
My sincere condolences to Pete's family. I am still in shock of his death. I always enjoyed listening to Pete. He was someone who could always see both sides, and I appreciated that, even though I didn't always agree with him. Take care Pete - you are much loved.
Karen Smith
July 22, 2007
First my condolenses to Petes family on their loss & ours as well.When I moved to the Bay from So. Cal.in 1980 and I first saw Pete & listened to him ,I noticed that there was something in his voice & his style that made me feel comfortable.As if he were a personal friend .I enjoyed his wit & cleverness, and when he spoke on major issues it really made you think . When he moved to KRON I did as well, My eyes teared as well as my wifes when we heard the tragic news on late Sunday night.I feel a large hole in my chest , I have been a member of Couples for Christ ( a Catholic Organization since 96. When we pray we will keep Pete in our Rosary prayers each night we pray at home. God Bless ....
Raymond Ruiz
July 22, 2007
Deepest sympathy to his family, KGO and all who knew him.
I watched and listened to Pete for decades, right up to the day I moved out of state. Pete was one of a kind as we all are and will truly be missed.
Henrietta Roudabush
July 22, 2007
My sympathy to the Wilson Family. What a shock to me and then to hear of the two firefighters at the same time was a little too unsettleing. God bless mrs. Wilson and your son. God go with you. Joan Perez Pacheco CA.
Joan Perez
July 22, 2007
Pete,
Your loss leaves me, just a listener, so much poorer for your absence. I can hardly imagine the far greater loss that your family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling.
They have my deepest sympathy. Oh Pete, I wish the rest of us could've preceded _you_, as your departure leaves this world a poorer, duller place.
Rest peacefully, rest peacefully, and may your open, honest questioning be taken up by us all.
BJ G
July 22, 2007
I listened to Pete's last show on Wednesday; talking about his eagerness to get back on the golf course after his operation. He was a great broadcaster and Bay Area Radio/TV has truly lost one of the last great ones. KGO won't be the same without him.
Craig Roberts
July 22, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to Pete's wife and son. We have lost a treasured friend, an honorable man, a delightful human being - God bless him.
Lynn
July 22, 2007
God Bless You.
We will miss you so much. You were a part of all of our lives. God Bless your family.
Ramirez Family
July 22, 2007
We were just simply shocked to hear of Pete leaving us so suddenly. We grew up watching him and feel like we have known him for years. God be with his family and confort them as he himself comforted so many of us during difficult times. He will be so missed.
Banister Family
July 22, 2007
Pete was real. He was opinionated, but not political. I've grown up with him over the last thirty years. I learned to trust him and always found his ideas well thought out, whether I agreed with him or not. There is no one else in media, locally or nationally, that was as personable as he. I will miss him.
Karen Young
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