Former Redding Radio Personality Dies
July 6, 2010 at 3:27 AM (PT)
A former REDDING, CA radio announcer died at a RED BLUFF hospital last week after being arrested for suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
GEORGE NEWCOM, who had worked at MAPLETON Talk KQMS-A and sister Sports KNRO-A, died after TEHAMA COUNTY Jail officials found him unresponsive in the jail’s intake area.
"He had a beautiful set of pipes, as they say in the business," said former KQMS-A PD BOB BELONGIE told REDDING.COM. "He had one of those voices well-known in SHASTA COUNTY for many years. I am very sad to hear this."