He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcaster"s Hall of Fame in 2007. His booming baritone voice and his ability to articulate for radio listeners the dynamic flow and possession changes of ice hockey distinguished him from his peers. He also was noted for his detailed descriptions of hockey fights, which pleased his fans but sometimes gained him disapproval from critics.
Wilson worked at various radio stations in the Boston area, including at WCOP in Boston, where he was a top-40 disc jockey in the late 1950s.
By the mid 1960s, he became a staff announcer at WHDH-Department of Administration and Management 850 (now WEEI), where he worked as the analyst on Bruins" games and was the weekend sports anchor on the then WHDH-television Channel 5, the city"s Columbia Broadcasting System affiliate. From 1964-1967, Wilson served as the color commentator for the Bruins" radio broadcasts alongside radio voice Bill Harrington.
However, when the Bruins departed WHDH for WBZ-Department of Administration and Management 1030 in 1969, Wilson was put out of a job. In the summer of 1971, he returned to Boston when WBZ restored him to the radio play-by-play post after Boston hockey broadcasting legend Fred Cusick switched from radio to WSBK-television and the Bruins" television network.
He then continued as the team"s voice through 1994 when he chose to retire during the 1994-1995 National Hockey League lockout.
He later worked part-time hosting a music program on 104.9FM WLKZ in New Hampshire"s Lakes Region where he had become a longtime resident. On January 15, 2015 Wilson died at the age of 85 in Arlington, Massachusetts, due to lung cancer.