Friday, July 13, 2018

R.I.P.: KTTS-FM Springfield MO PD Mark Grantin

Mark Grantin
Country radio is mourning the passing of Scripps Country KTTS 94.7 FM PD Mark Grantin after a six-year battle with cancer.

He was 55-years-of-age.  He programmed KTTS-FM for the past eight years.

Grantin had been with KTTS for eight years, following time with iHeartMedia Country WBUL/Lexington, KY.  His radio resume includes, Midwest Family Broadcasting Country WWQM/Madison as PD air personality, and sister station Oldies WHIT, as well as PD/on-air personality at Midwest Communications former Sports Talk WAKX/Duluth, MN.

Under Grantin's guidance KTTS enjoyed one of the more significant years in 2018. Besides ratings success, the longt-time Country outlet earned national industry recognition, gaining the 2018 Academy Of Country Music Broadcast Award for Small Market Station Of The Year; a Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in journalism; and a 2018 NAB Crystal Radio Award, with KTTS being one of only two Country stations earning the latter honor.

KTTS announced his funeral will be Friday, July 20th at 4 p.m. at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home in Springfield.

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family with medical and funeral expenses.

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