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Monday, August 31, 2020

Kelly Plasker, KCBD Lubbock forecaster, dies

KCBD Lubbock forecaster and 94.5 KFMX rock radio station morning team member Kelly Plasker has died

Kelly Plasker, 42, who was a weekend morning forecaster for KCBD Lubbock and a member of the 94.5 KFMX rock radio station morning team, has died NewsChannel 11 anchor Kase Wilbanks announced over the weekend.

“She was a bright spot in our weekend mornings, and in our lives,“ Wilbanks said in his report on Plasker's death. “Kelly Plasker, KCBD’s weekend morning forecaster, a dedicated member of the KCBD weather staff and a beloved co-worker for all of us. In her three years on air, she showed us her passion for weather, which came through in her forecasts that kept us all safe and prepared for the day ahead. She showed her heart and her love, for which we will all be thankful for. From the KCBD family to Kelly, we share our sympathies. We’re grateful for the time we shared with Kelly and the joy she shared with us.”

Wilbanks gave no cause of death but did give the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number 1-800-273-8255 to viewers.

Wes Nessman of the FMX morning show shared his tribute to Plasker here.

KCBD Vice President/General Manager Dan Jackson shared the following message on Facebook:

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of KCBD weekend morning forecaster Kelly Plasker.

Kelly was a dedicated member of the KCBD weather staff, well-liked by viewers, and admired by her co-workers.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Kelly's family in this time of great loss.

We would like to thank the many viewers who have reached out through our social media channels in kindness and support to honor Kelly's memory. Grief counselors have been made available to all members of the KCBD family struggling with this heartbreaking news."

KCBD reported Plasker's son committed suicide in 2018.

Newschannel 11 KCBD Lubbock reports that Plasker took her own life.

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