Arthur Kay, the architect and part owner of KOGT when it hit the air in 1948, passed away Oct. 22, 2002 at age 92. After KOGT, he went on to start Kay Electronics.
John Dunham, known to listeners as John Michaels, died of cancer at age 46 on 6-30-02. He worked for KOGT as a DJ and sideline reporter. He was also the OC Rep. for the SE Tex. Auto Theft Task Force and handled security for the Vidor ISD. You’ll be missed Big John.
Terry_lyonsKOGT Loses Family Member
Terry Lyons, our midday DJ, passed away in his sleep July 17, 2004 while visiting his mother in Copperas Cove. Blind since birth, but it rarely stopped him from doing what he wanted to do. Terry would have been 51 on Sept. 17. We will miss you brother!
JimStellyJim Stelly passed away June 1, 2006 at the age of 79. Besides working at KOGT, Jim was involved in many activities. He was the director of the Sabine Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and Past District Governor of Rotary. He also managed Gulf State Utilities, was a past president of the Greater Orange Chamber, and was a big LSU fan.
RexRussell-fixedRex Russell 1944-2009
On his drivers license it said Rex Boehme but most knew him as radio personality Rex Russell. The longtime disc jockey was found at his home Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 after he didn’t show up for his 9am-2pm shift at KOGT. Rex worked at many stations from Waco to Baton Rouge and with his big baritone voice he had also done a lot of production work in radio and television.