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Remembering Dick Roth

Back in 1993, following the passing of veteran CHS broadcaster and the legendary "Voice of the Yellow Jackets" Richard "Dick" Roth, the CHS Board of Education decided to honor the memory of the broadcaster and school board member by naming the school's hall of fame in his honor.

"Dick Roth was special to the kids growing up in Chester," said Brian "Gritty" Snider. "He will always be the legendary "Voice of the Yellow Jackets" on KSGM Radio. The excitement in his voice during his broadcast would put fans on the edge of their seats whether they were at the game or listening at work or at home. Whether he DJ'd your dance, coached your baseball or football teams, sat and listen to Cardinal games with you on KMOX while trading baseball cards with you or sold you a snow cone on a hot summer's day, you could always call Dick Roth your friend."

"Dick Roth had the ability to make a blind man see the game. He wore his Orange and Black so proudly and always put the listener first. He had the ability to make you feel like you were siting right next to him even though you weren't."

"Unfortunately, his voice was silenced much to soon...but his memory lives on. The broadcast crew of Yellow Jacket sports on KBDZ and KSGM still leaves an open chair at their broadcast site in his memory.

"I can't help but think of him everytime I put the headsets on and wouldn't be where I am today without his tremendous support of my career as a radio broadcaster for CHS."

"I know he still watches over the Yellow Jackets, listens to the broadcasts and I know he is extremely proud to have the Hall of Fame named after him. One thing is for sure, Dick Roth loved his Yellow Jackets and the Yellow Jackets players and fans loved Dick Roth. God Bless you my friend and thanks for everything."

Download Name Play Size Duration
download Girls BKB Regional vs Althoff 1992
5.3 MB 15:25 min
download Chester vs Nashville - Baseball 1984
Chester vs Nashville - Baseball 1984

1.9 MB 13:37 min
download Dick Roth interviewing Coach Dave Denton
1.4 MB 3:35 min
download CHS vs Pinckneyville - Feb. 1, 1980
2.9 MB 7:08 min
download CHS FB vs Anna Jonesboro
2 MB 5:04 min
download Dick Roth interviewing Whitey Herzog
0.9 MB 2:10 min