Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Texas media deaths 2016


January

The Houston music community is mourning the loss of Anthony Mills, known to friends and fans as Zin on KPFT (90.1 FM).

Betsy Britton, a longtime staple of the San Antonio airwaves, died at the age of 61.

Jim Guidry, of GuidryNews.com, has passed away.

Longtime KUT and KUTX radio host Paul Ray dies.

97 Rock and #KLOL legend Bill Moffett passes away

Bob Presley of KILT fame passes away

February

San Antonio broadcast icon Bob Guthrie dies

KENS 5 family remembers former anchor Fred Lozano

March

Bill “The Master” Bates from 90.1 KPFT's Sweet Nightmares

KGNZ/Abilene, TX Founder Jack Hill Dies

April

A loving farewell to WFAA's Stacy Fawcett.

Fabled Galveston radio personality Vandy Anderson has died.

Longtime Texas sportswriter Blackie Sherrod passes away.

May

KRHN/Kerrville, TX Morning Host Sherry Ruth Francis Murdered In Station Parking Lot.

The KICKS 99.1 family is deeply saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Mike Lawrence.

Marion Arthur "Art" Biggs - KHOU 11 and KPRC 2 Chief Engineer passes away.

Great Day San Antonio remembers kid movie critic, 12 year old Justin Easterling.

June

Former 101 KLOL and Country Legends 97.1 KTHT personality Thomas E. ‘Tubby’ Lawler III died in early June after a battle with cancer.

San Antonio public TV pioneer Joanne Winik dies.

July

Houston radio veteran Joel Moreland passes away.

Roel Medina, KYAZ Houston GM, Dies At 55

August

Galveston Daily News mourns death of Managing Editor Scott Williams.

September

Jim Pruett of Rock 101 KLOL's Stevens and Pruett has died

October

Bob Allen has died after cancer battle
- Houston TV and sports legends come together to celebrate Bob Allen

Skipper Lee Frazier, who has been a fixture on Houston radio since 1954, has died.

San Antonio talk radio legend Ricci Ware has died.

KTXS General Manager Bud Brown passes away.

November

Alma Newsom, trailblazing black television anchor, dies at 70

Former KHOU anchor Alma Newsom passes away.

December

Former KHOU 11 photographer Tom Empey has died.

Former WBAP Reporter, Bob Welch, Who Announced the Shooting of President Kennedy has Died.



3 comments:

  1. July 4th Texas Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster & East Texas community leader H.A. Tony Bridge dies in Ft. Worth

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  2. You left out the death of Scarlett FaKKKhar's career....

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  3. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greatfallstribune/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-mitchell&pid=182199252&

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