Walt Bodine dead at 92

Legendary Kansas City broadcaster Walt Bodine has died, the Northeast News reported on its Facebook page. He was 92.

Bodine hosted “The Walt Bodine Show” on KCUR for nearly 30 years, signing off in April.

At the time, he was too frail to be interviewed by The Star, his son, Tom, said.

“The latest adventure in aging is that his memory is fading out, and that’s been the clincher as far as his work,” Tom Bodine said. “He’s had a very loyal and intelligent audience in public radio. Even when age has held him back, his audience has been there with him.”

Bodine began his radio career in Sedalia in 1940. From there, he moved to Atchison, then Texas, coming back to Kansas City to work for the Kansas City Kansan’s station, KCKN. From 1947 to 2012, he was a constant on the KC airwaves.

Read The Star’s obituary here. According to KCUR, Bodine donated his body to science.


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