Well known Eastern Kentucky radio personality dies

Perry County, Kentucky - A well known Eastern Kentucky radio personality has died.

Randy Walters died Monday night at UK Hospital.

He worked for several radio stations and newspapers through the years.

Randy Walters spent most of the 1980's with WSGS and WKIC radio... where he attracted a huge audience with his morning show.

Walters interviewed some of the biggest country and bluegrass music stars at the time, and many people will never forget his jokes, impressions and characters like "Cowboy Jim".

You never knew who you would hear on Randy's show.

Walters worked for other radio stations and newspapers through the years... Including a long stint as co-owner of the Perry county news.
Shirley Slaven Conley was with him at the paper for more than a decade.

"You know we'd get aggravated with each other but we always made up, but I loved Randy like a brother and I'll never forget him. He was just one of the most amazing people I have ever known".

Conley hopes she captured his true spirit in the eulogy she just finished writing.

"My family went through a crisis several years ago and Randy was right there for me and my family and it was just his compassion for other people. Sometimes you would have never known that just by listening to him by the way he was always joking, but he really cared about people.

Randy Walters was 63.

The visitation for Walters is Wednesday from 6 until 9 at Maggard's Mountain View Chapel.

The funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m., also at the Chapel.


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