Provo • Legendary Utah television and radio sports announcer Jay Monsen, one of the primary voices of BYU sports from 1972 to 2010, died Sunday after his fourth bout with cancer. He was 79.
Monsen had been living the past few years in the small central Utah town of Mount Pleasant, after doing his final radio broadcast for BYU, a women's basketball game, in 2010.
"Jay was a Cougar sports broadcasting pioneer," noted BYU associate athletic director Duff Tittle on his Twitter account Sunday. "He called hundreds of BYU athletic events and paved the way for what is today BYUtv."