Wednesday, May 16, 2018

R.I.P.: Former KFYO Lubbock Radio News Anchor Rex Andrew

Rex Andrew
Former KFYO News Anchor and Talkshow Host Rex Andrew has passed away at the age of 61. Andrew died in Lubbock on Tuesday. He battled cancer and Alzheimer's disease during his adult life, according to the station.

Andrew worked for News/Talk KFYO 95.1 FM & 790 AM, February 2006-October 2012. He was one of the original hosts of Lubbock's First News, taking over the show from Rob Snyder in late May 2006. Andrew was a part of the expansion of the show from a two-hour to a three-hour timeslot in 2007, and was later joined by Chad Hasty in 2008, co-hosting the show through September 2012.

"Hosting Lubbock's First News on KFYO along side of Rex Andrew was a great honor of mine," said KFYO Midday Host Chad Hasty. "We always had a great time discussing the issues of the day and sometimes getting into a debate about those issues. Rex was passionate about many things including protecting the life of the unborn and his son, Jonathan. Nothing made Rex smile more than when he was bragging about his son. Rex always had a great sense of humor and being a veteran news man, knew when a story or something a politician said didn't sound right. I am glad to have known Rex Andrew, call him co-worker, and a friend."

"I enjoyed working with Rex Andrew when he was at KFYO," said KFYO News & Operations Manager Rob Snyder. "He was a consummate professional; able to draw upon his experiences in the military, and as an elected official, to provide a unique perspective for his news stories."

Before joining KFYO, Andrew was a former police officer, U.S. Naval Reserve veteran, former Taylor County Justice of the Peace in the 1990s, and a former television news reporter and weatherman in multiple markets including Abilene at KTAB-TV/KRBC-TV.

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