Bob Kingsley, a radio announcer who since the 1970s led country music fans counting down the weekly hits, has died at his home in Weatherford.
Rob Simbeck, a writer and interviewer for the "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40," says Kingsley died Thursday. He was 80. Kingsley earlier this month announced he was being treated for bladder cancer.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 17, 2019
Kingsley, according to his bio as a 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, began his broadcast career in 1958 in the Air Force. He worked at California stations before hosting "American Country Countdown" in 1978.
In 2006 established "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40," now on more than 320 stations.
A celebration of life service will be held Nov. 14 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
Country Music has lost one of our great voices, Bob Kingsley. His family, colleagues and many friends are in our thoughts. https://t.co/p3Libfs5qJ
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) October 17, 2019