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University Mourns Death of KASU News Director Greg Chance


JONESBORO – Today we are mourning the death of our friend and colleague, W. Greg Chance, who died suddenly Tuesday evening. 

The university extends sympathy to his wife Cindy and his entire family.  A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The obituary is online.

Greg was the long-time news director at KASU, the public broadcasting service for Arkansas State University.  Listeners who never had the privilege to know him personally knew his voice through the news he reported each day, not only on developments at the university but in the wider Jonesboro region.

After completing his bachelor's degree in radio-television at Arkansas State in 1974, he worked for several commercial stations before joining the KASU broadcast team in 1984. Among his many achievements, his news reports garnered numerous awards from Associated Press, Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Arkansas Education Association.

Deeply loyal to the institution, Greg's email signature always included the line, "An Indian in my heart and a Red Wolf Forever!"

The station will air a tribute to Greg at 3:06 p.m. today, the time slot during which he normally presented his newscast.

KASU posted the following notice on its website this morning:

KASU mourns Greg Chance

KASU is saddened to learn from family members of Greg Chance, that he died last night from a heart attack.  He was behind the wheel of his car when he was found.   Greg has worked for KASU since 1982.  He started working as a farm director and then moved to the news director role, which he held for many years.  The staff and management of KASU extend our sympathy to his wife, Cindy, and his many friends and colleagues in the community.  Out of respect for Greg, KASU is suspending the spring membership drive.

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