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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Steve Coffman

A great one has passed:

"Steve Coffman, a long-time radio station executive and on-air host, died Monday at a hospital.

Coffman, 53, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, said KTXN spokesman Bob Nance.

Coffman drew attention in November when an auction for an autographed Fender guitar ended with nearly $9,500 raised to help pay for his care.

The guitar included the signatures of more than 40 country music performers.

Coffman hosted the show "Coffee with Coffman" on KTXN.

The Waco native began his radio career in Dallas in 1975, with stops in San Antonio and Hallettsville, according to a statement from the station.

Coffman had been in Victoria since 1999.

Funeral arrangements are pending, according to Nance.

Coffman is survived by his wife, Vicky; a son, Steve Coffman Jr.; a daughter, Mary Rose; and one brother and two sisters."

He is remembered around here for his work in SA for the "Underground Radio Show," some 30-odd years ago, which help put a lot of what we hear on the map. Back then it was "subversive," which was a phrase he reserved for Driftwood.

They must be hurting badly at Texas Mix. Please drop them a line with your condolences.


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