Monday, August 12, 2013

R.I.P.: Springfield, MO Personality Alex Stone

Anyone who listened to radio Springfield, MO knew the voice and the name, Alex Stone.

The veteran broadcaster died last week at the age of 63 of renal failure. He was scheduled for a kidney procedure Wednesday. He died Tuesday.

Stone, real name name Alex Grassi Jr., had a successful career with stops in Oklahoma City, Boston, Orlando, Joplin, MO Appelton, WI and finally to Springfield, MO.   He worked for Clear Channel group in Springfield.  Previously, he had been on then-Oldies KOMG for MidWest Family Broadcasting.  He also worked defunct KHTO Hot106.7 , KKHT, and KWTO-FM

Fellow broadcaster and Friend, Ron Davis of KSPR TV33 wrote about Stone:
"He was an institution and a survivor in an industry that routinely gobbles up and destroys talented people. 
Alex was unique in another way. He was a genuinely gentle man, a nice guy. He knew he had talent but I never saw him play the prima donna. He was a broadcaster and a personality, and when he opened his mic and started to speak you had to marvel at his talent."

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