Crash kills longtime Wichita radio personality

Wichita radio host and Wichita State University basketball announcer Don Hall passed way in a car crash Wednesday morning.

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April 30, 2020 - 10:10 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Longtime Wichita radio host and Wichita State University basketball announcer Don Hall died early Wednesday morning in a crash at a busy Wichita intersection, and police arrested another driver involved in the crash

Hall’s employer, Entercom Communications, shared the news of Hall’s death with employees in an email. Police said the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. at an east Wichita intersection when a driver ran a red light and hit Hall’s vehicle. Hall died at the scene, and police later arrested Ray Watkins, 42, of Wichita, on suspicion of second-degree murder. Police believe Watkins was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he ran the red light and broadsided Hall’s car.

Hall, 70, was a morning show co-host at KEYN Radio in Wichita, and radio station KNSS reported he had worked for more than 45 years in radio in Kansas, including stations KWBW in Hutchinson and Wichita radio stations KAKZ, KKRD and KZSN.

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