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WFAA mourns loss of former legendary sound engineer Wally Wawro

Wally Wawro, who spent 35 years crafting the sound of WFAA, passed away unexpectedly Thursday.
Credit: WFAA

DALLAS — Wally Wawro, a long-time member of the WFAA family and former audio engineer passed away Thursday morning. He was 70. 

Over 35 years, Wally was a pioneer in the field and was instrumental in shaping the WFAA sound. 

He helped produce countless new music packages over the years, including jingles for Spirit of Texas, Santa's Helpers and Family First.

He also created the first jingle called "Hansen Style" for a popular Dale Hansen campaign, working on the project with renowned Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks.

Wally worked closely with many legendary musicians over the years on programs like Good Morning Texas, Big D NYE and many more.

Hired in 1981, Wally retired from WFAA in 2016 and moved to the hills of Tennessee with his wife Rosemary.

It was an honor to know and work with a kind, gentle soul with such a special gift. 

Wally's family is in our prayers.