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Monday, January 13, 2014

Texas media deaths of 2013

Texas broadcasters who died in 2013

KTRK abc13 photographer Bob Dows has died
KTRK Action 13 photographer Bob Dows passed away.

Former KVUE president passes after leukemia battle
A former president and general manager of KVUE, Joe Jerkins, died Tuesday Dec. 3 after a long battle with leukemia.

Texas Newsman Bill Alford Dies
Condolences to family and friends of longtime TEXAS radio and TV newsman BILL ALFORD.

Alan Hemberger has died
Houston, San Antonio and Austin TV anchor Alan Hemberger has died.

Don Harris, longtime WBAP/820 AM personality, dies at 75
Don Harris, whose deep, resonant voice captivated WBAP/820 AM listeners for more than 30 years, died in Waco. He was 75.

Former KTRH NewsRadio 740 host dies
Radio host Tara Howard Knauff has passed away after a long battle with cancer, friends say.

Charismatic former Texas TV news anchor and Friday Night Lights bit player dies
Veteran broadcaster and former KHOU news anchor John Hambrick died in Round Rock after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 73.

Former KTRK photographer Marshall Jard's legacy
L. "Marshall" Jard III Feb. 19, 1944 - July 3, 2013

Kracker Nuttz DJ Passes Away
If you’ve ever listened to 97.9 The Box in Houston in the past you have likely heard of the Kracker Nutz.

CBS 11 Says Farewell To One Of Its Own
KTVT says goodbye to longtime employee Tom Finn.

R.I.P.: Paul Gibson PD At KDCD San Angelo, TX
San Angelo, TX on-air radio personality Paul “Gibson” Peterson died after suffering a stroke.

RIP KCOH Disc Jockey Stevie Goodtime T
Longstanding KCOH radio personality Steven Reginald Talton, known on-air as Stevie Goodtime T, passed of cancer complications.

Radio's Kidd Kraddick has died
Houston radio remembers Kidd Kraddick, the "radio genius."

Lone Star EMMY Chapter Executive Director Misti Torres McCarty lost her battle with cancer.

Emil Meyer Mesinger, husband of celebrity gossip columnist of the Houston Chronicle Maxine Mesinger, has passed away.

Goodson McKee November 26, 1927 - May 29, 2013
Waco radio lifer Goodson McKee passed.

Houston Public Media Remembrance Of ACB Chairman John MacFarlane
John MacFarlane was one of the founders of Milestone Venture Group, a private equity investment group here in Houston. He was also Chairman of the Association for Community Broadcasting, the board that supports fundraising efforts for KUHF News, Classical 91.7 and HoustonPBS.

Former Fox 26 KRIV producer Greer Feagin found dead
Kathryn Greer Feagin previously worked at Fox 26 KRIV and WDSU.

Mary Denman, San Antonio Broadcasting Legend, Dies at 90
San Antonio media legend Mary Denman, who would joke that she was the 'oldest broad in broadcasting' died at the age of 90.

'The Mouth,' sports announcer, Paul Strelzin dead at 75
Paul Strelzin died. Larger than Life. An El Paso legend and icon.

Legendary KONO DJ and ‘Swingtime’ host Don Couser dead
Don Couser, a legendary KONO on-air radio personality and deejay in the 1960s and 1970s, died. He was 72.

Flynn, veteran newsman, dead at 65
George Flynn, a veteran journalist who never lost his love of news, died of an apparent heart attack. He was 65.

Houston radio legend Rick Roberts dies days after attack
Roberts, a native Houstonian, was well known at the city's radio stations dating back to the 1960's at KYOK-AM. He later worked for Texas Southern University's radio station KTSU-FM before retiring.

FOX San Antonio's Karen Martinez Passes Away
FOX San Antonio anchor Karen Martinez has passed away after her long battle with breast cancer. Karen was 37.

Anderson, longtime KTSU host, dies after aneurysm
Longtime KTSU (90.9 FM) radio host Myron Anderson died four days after suffering a brain aneurysm.

KLBJ reporter dies from injuries suffered in wreck
KLBJ-AM Austin reporter Barbara McCarley radio died from injuries she suffered in a rollover crash.
- No charges in wreck that killed radio reporter

KTRK 13 weatherman Doug Brown has died
In sad KTRK 13 related news, the day sportscaster Bob Allen signed off the station for good, we learned former morning weatherman, Doug Brown died.

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