Newsman Richard 'Paul' Mock Dies From Joplin Tornado Injuries
December 2, 2011 at 3:52 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of former KCMO-A/KANSAS CITY newsman RICHARD (PAUL) MOCK, who died at age 77 in JOPLIN, MO., on NOVEMBER 27th after suffering injuries from the tornado that struck the town in MAY of this year, reports BOTTOMLINECOM.COM. MOCK spent 32 days in the hospital following the tornado and talked with long-time broadcasting friends about the circumstances.
BILL (WILLIAM R.) HATCH told ALL ACCESS, "RICHARD hired me and LEE MARSHALL (voice of TONY THE TIGER) at the same time in 1970 to work at KCBQ-A/SAN DIEGO. DICK MOCK taught me virtually everything that was important about radio news -- information that served me well as I moved on to other markets. I credit him with being a major factor in whatever level of success I enjoyed in succeeding years. I was glad to have re-established contact with him via e-mail over the past decade but frustrated by the fact I had been unable to contact him in the wake of the JOPLIN tornado. He was a decent man with great talent (both writing and delivery) with a sparkling personality and wonderful sense of humor. I miss him."