Texas Country DJ Mike O'Daniel Drowns In Boating Accident
July 31, 2006 at 7:41 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family and friends of CLASSIC COUNTRY KBEC-A/WAXAHACHIE morning man and market veteran MIKE O'DANIEL. He fell overboard SATURDAY (7/29) while on a boat at RICHLAND CHAMBERS LAKE and his body was recovered this morning (7/31). O'DANIEL, who reportedly could not swim, had been fishing with his girlfriend when he fell. He was thrown a life preserver but was unable to hold on and went below the surface.
O'DANIEL joined KBEC in 1986 and hosted a SATURDAY morning Classic Country show on a station that still aired primarily Big Band music. In 1988 the station flipped to a fulltime Classic Country format and he became the morning host. O'DANIEL was 61 years old.