Wednesday, July 24, 2019

R.I.P. Boomer Kingston, West Texas Radio Personality

Boomer Kingston
A West Texas radio legend's voice will no longer be heard live on the airwaves. Boomer Kingston, the voice of KGKL 97.5 FM for many years, and more recently KMLS 95.5 FM and KPEP 106.5 FM, died Tuesday morning.

Shock, disbelief and sadness have been the primary emotions we've seen at the news of Boomer's death, according to

"West Texas has lost a radio giant. Although our stations were direct competitors, I worked side-by-side with Boomer over many years for the Toys For Tots campaign." Aaron Wright, former operations director for Four R Broadcasting, said.

"Boomer never saw anyone as an adversary when it came to helping the community, however. We'll miss his great, familiar calls of high school football games. We'll miss his warm presence on the air. We'll greatly miss Boomer Kingston, the man, a true champion of the Concho Valley."

His online obituary says his radio career started at KVLF 1240 AM in Alpine in 1974, and continued at KERB 600 AM/Kermit, KGEE 100 FM/Odessa, KGKL/San Angelo and KPEP 106.5 FM in Eldorado. He was active in radio until this year.

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