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KIMN NEWS



Hey fellow KIMN fans! Here's a new feature, designed to keep us all up to date with what's been going on with our favorites from those old KIMN days!

Please be a good KIMN news hawk and keep us posted as you hear things.


(June 4, 2004)

After an nine year battle with M.S., G. Roy Gunderson (KIMN's Ding Dong Daddy of Denver and Roy the Bell Boy, one of the 16th and Broadway Boys at KHOW and Announcer/Production Manager at KOA) died June 2. He was 77. Services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 12099 Lowell Blvd., (120 & Lowell Blvd.) in Broomfield. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., andservices will begin at 10 a.m. I understand the family will have refreshments after the services.

(October 13, 2002)

Long time radio personality Al Lohman died at age 69 of stomach and bladder cancer. A KIMN DJ in the late '50's, Mr. Lohman later became part of the comedy team, "Lohman and Barkley" with fellow KIMN alum, the late Roger Barkley. Mr. Lohmaní film and TV credits include the John Landis comedy "Amazon Women on the Moon," "Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs," "Bedtimes Stories" and "Name Droppers."

(May 22, 2002)

Congratulations to former KIMN jock Stu Evans, the 2002 winner of the American Country Music Award for Disc Jockey of the Year. Stu is on the air at KMLE in Scottsdale, Arizona.

(March 2, 2002)

Niles, Farley, Betty Jo and the gang are gone. KIMN legendary disc jockey and radio personality Jay Mack died Saturday at Aurora Medical Center South.

Mack, 64, spun records at KIMN, KTLK and KBTR during the 60's and 70's and attracted thousands of listeners with the bizarre, comedic group of characters: Niles Lischness, Farley McCloot and Betty Jo Bioloski.

Mack had most recently worked at KOOL-FM in Denver, spending much of the last ten years at the station.

Macks' failing health forced his retirement in January. Born in Michigan, Mack had no immediate family in Denver.

As quoted in the March 3rd Denver Post, Hal Moore recalled his friend and colleague as a James Bond aficionado.

"He fancied himself as James Bond," Moore said. "He wore an ascot and drove a Jaguar. I can just picture him. He made a great vodka gimlet."

Jay Mack. Gone, but forever with us...

(December 5, 2001)

Former KIMN personality and PD "Smilin'" Jack Merker was found slain over the weekend in Palm Springs, CA.

Jack Merker, 63, was strangled and left in a utility closet in the home of a friend, Palm Springs police said. A 22-year-old man police say was last seen with Merker at a nearby bar has been arrested in connection with the killing.

Merker, who retired in 1999, had a long career in broadcasting.

Merker had spent several years as an on-air personality and executive in Southern California.

Police are trying to figure out what led to Merker's death.

Friends and colleagues said Merker changed the face of news radio in San Diego by making it more lively and competitive. He also launched the careers of many, including talk show hosts Roger Hedgecock and Michael Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan.

"Jack was just a master" of knowing what the audience craved, said longtime colleague and friend Gayle Falkenthal. "With an audience of any sort, he just had an uncanny ability to say, 'This is what they want,' and give it to them."


(September 30, 2001)

DaBoogieman was fired at 3pm Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 from Crawford Broadcasting, the owners of KLZ 560 and KLVZ 1220.

He was told "there is no ratings for a format like this" and after just 4 months on KLZ he would have to take a demotion from the 3-7p M-F shift to a Fri- Sat- Sun night part-time show only. Reluctantly DaBoogieman said..... "no". :(
UPDATE: Boogie has resurfaced at KOOL-FM!

(June 27, 2001)

Former KIMN Morning man Paxton Mills, popular radio personality for two decades, was found dead in his room Monday afternoon June 25, at age 52. Most recently he teamed with Rick "The Coach" Marshall on KXKL "KOOL". He apparently had suffered a heart attack.


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