KRSL Owner, Longtime Royals Broadcaster Fred White has Died
- Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:36
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.
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