Longtime Wichita radio personality Don Hall dies in crash
A beloved Wichita radio personality whose career spanned more than four decades has died in a crash on the east side, his station announced Wednesday morning.
Don Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash at Kellogg and Rock Road, according to KEYN. He was 70.
KEYN, which is 103.7 on your FM dial, says Don Hall grew up in Overland Park and got a business degree from Pittsburg State in 1971. He worked for two years at KWBW in Hutchinson before coming to KEYN in 1974. He also worked for KAKZ, KKRD and KZSN before going back to KEYN where he co-hosted the morning show with Barbara Baan.
Don was also the arena announcer for Wichita State University basketball.
Wichita police were called to the crash at around 4:20 a.m. The investigation revealed that Hall was heading east on Kellogg and exited onto Kellogg Drive to turn left on Rock.
Officer Charley Davidson said it appears 43-year-old Ray Watkins ran a red light before colliding with Hall's car. He was arrested for second-degree murder.
"Based on evidence found in Watkins’ vehicle and on his person, alcohol, and drugs are believed to be a factor in the accident," Davidson said. Watkins was contacted on the scene with minor injuries and was arrested without incident."