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KRSL Owner, Longtime Royals Broadcaster Fred White has Died

Fred White teamed with Denny Matthews on broadcasts from 1973 to 1998.KRSL owner and longtime radio voice of the Kansas City Royals, Fred White, has died.

He passed away on Wednesday afternoon in hospice care in Kansas City, MO due to complications from melanoma.

White spent 40 years with the Kansas City Royals organization, most recently as director of broadcast services and the franchise's alumni.

White was a sports anchor at WIBW TV in Topeka and the voice of Kansas State athletics before joining the Royals in 1973, where he spent 25 years in the broadcast booth. He continued to do Big 12 basketball games while also working for ESPN and others.

Upon leaving the broadcast booth in 1998, White headed up the Royals Radio Network and supervised the Royals Alumni, assisting with clinics, appearances and the team's fantasy camp.

Fred and his wife, Barbara, bought KRSL Russell Radio in 2006 and have been the owners since.

Funeral services are pending. Check back to KRSL.com for updates to this story.

Fred White  Fred and his wife Barbara during Prairiesta in Russell in 2011.

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