Eliot Keller Passes
December 28, 2009 at 1:36 PM (PT)
Longtime EASTERN IOWA radio figure ELIOT KELLER died earlier TODAY (12/28) of complications from LOU GEHRIG’s disease, reports KCRG.COM. KELLER, 62, was the former President, Treasurer and GM of KZIA Inc., which operates KZIA and KGYM-A/CEDAR RAPIDS.
KELLER's 42-year radio career included co-founding KRNA in IOWA CITY, and work in news departments at WOC-A-TV (now KWQC-TV)/DAVENPORT and WHBF-A/F-TV (now WKBF-TV)/ROCK ISLAND. In 2009, KELLER was named to the IOWA BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME.
No funeral service or memorial celebration are planned in accordance with KELLER’s wishes. Memorial contributions may be made to the IOWA IMPACT ENDOWMENT FUND of the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FOUNDATION in IOWA CITY; the endowment fund of the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JOHNSON COUNTY in IOWA CITY or the MIDWEST HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION, CHICAGO.