Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remembering Bill Bell - George

It was about this time of year in 1994 that we lost Bill Bell. The KCCK personality was stricken during a meeting at the station and died a short time later at Mercy Medical Center at the age of 61. Bill had come to KCCK in 1984 and became known for his unique personality and short commentaries that he delivered during his jazz show. Before coming to Iowa, he had worked at top radio stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles and ran a recording studio in LA.

Click here for a full obituary.

Following his death, we ran a feature about Bill on our Local Color program. You can listen to that feature at

1 comment:

darrell wahlstrom said...

Bill Bell was a true friend and a great Santa Claus at Christmas time. Bill is and will be missed forever. He was a helper to me and my wife when I had a health problem. He took me under his wings and gave me more understanding of jazz and the true belief of how you cant believe what a great jazz station is here in Cedar Rapids Ia. Even beats L.A. he always said. Bill was a fighter for the right things, a helper, a person that could make you understand yourself and society in general. He is missed. I think of you Bill quite often. Take care--Get that record stack of jazz ready-----

Wally and Julie