Wednesday, July 5, 2017

R.I.P.: Longtime Wichita Personality Roger Mundy

Roger Mundy
His birth name was Terry Thaine Frazier, but Wichita and much of central Kansas knew him as Roger Mundy, the KEYN radio personality whose nightly playlist was ever so cool from the 1960s through the 1980s and whose catch phrase over the airwaves was “this is Roger Mundy on a Tuesday till Wednesday.”

According to, Frazier died at age 70 on June 28 – a Wednesday.

He attended Wichita State University for a few years before deciding to go into radio. He attended a Kansas City broadcasting school before moving to Wellington and working for the KLEY radio station.

In the 1970s, almost every teenager in the Wichita metropolitan area listened to Mr. Frazier’s Mundy voice.

He was best known for singing the daily school lunch menu and for doing jingles before each song.

“He could set the jingle in the same key as the song so it made a nice transition,” his wife Sue Frazier said.

Mr. Frazier also established the Christmas Crusade for Children, which raised money for children’s toys that Wichita police could then distribute during the holiday season. The fundraiser was a hit. Mr. Frazier asked radio listeners to each donate $1.

In later years, Frazier suffered from dementia.

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