WFUR-FM/AM, WKPR owner William E. Kuiper, Sr. dies at age 82
William E. Kuiper Sr., longtime president of West Michigan religious radio stations WFUR-FM/AM 102.9/1570 Grand Rapids and WKPR AM 1420 Kalmazoo, died on December 4th at age 82. Bill devoted much of his professional career to spreading the Christian gospel, primarily thru radio broadcasting. Funeral services will be held today, Monday December 8th, at 11:00 a.m. at Westend Christian Reformed Church with Pastor Henry Admiraal and Rev. Dan Kuiper officiating. Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to West Side Christian School.
Grand Rapids Press:
WLAV-FM (96.9) morning show host Kevin Matthews has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but plans to continue working at the radio station while being treated. Matthews, 52, returned to the airwaves this morning after taking time off the past two weeks to undergo tests in Chicago for "muscle aches and difficulties" experienced the past several weeks, according to a statement from his longtime friend and spokeswoman Ginny Seyferth. "I dodged a huge atom bomb," Matthews insisted while revealing the diagnosis on the air this morning. He said doctors determined it wasn't a brain tumor but MS. "It happens. It's the card you're dealt with. I can live with this." Seyferth noted Matthews "has worked with several physicians but is now linked up with Rush (University Medical Center) in Chicago... Multiple sclerosis diagnosis won't slow DJ Kevin Matthews' morning drive (Mon, 12/8)