He was 52, according to amestrib.com.
Parsons, the host of the KWBG 1590 AM radio morning show, died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed along U.S. Highway 30 near Ames.
“Ben was a loved and valued member of the KWBG and NRG Media family for 11 years,” KWBG General Manager Carol Kuster said in a statement released Friday morning. “He’s been a presence in the community as our Morning Show host, ad sales, former Chamber of Commerce President, and Chamber Ambassador who was always willing to lend a hand. We will miss our friend.”
Kuster said that Parsons was “someone worth knowing.”
The Story County Sheriff’s Office said Parsons was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. 30 about 7:40 p.m. Thursday just outside of Ames and was thrown from the motorcycle.
No other vehicles were involved.