WICHITA – Longtime Wichita State men’s basketball public address announcer Don Hall was killed in a car accident on April 29, 2020.
Don started as the public address announcer for Shocker men’s basketball during the 1983-84 season and only missed two home games in 36 years.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of longtime men’s basketball public address announcer Don Hall,” said Darron Boatright, Director of Athletics. “He was a special person in Shocker Athletics and brought a lot of joy to our fans and student-athletes during our events. He was a proud veteran and enjoyed being an American Legion and Kansas Patriot Guard rider. Wichita State Athletics and the Wichita community will miss Don greatly.”
Don grew up in Overland Park, Kan., and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1967. He earned a business degree from Pittsburg State in 1971. While in college, he played golf and was the president of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, while working at KSEK.
He worked for two years at KWBW in Hutchinson, Kan., before coming to KEYN in Wichita in 1974. Don worked for KEYN, KAKZ, KKRD, and KZSN as well.
He had over 45 years experience in radio.