Former KS95 radio personality dies at 65

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Michael "Donuts" Wegner, a longtime radio announcer with KS95 in the Twin Cities, died Wednesday after suffering a severe injury to his head, the Star Tribune reports.

He was 65.

Wegner and his program director, Chuck Knapp, went by the morning radio team of "Knapp & Donuts," which was considered one of the hottest radio shows in the Twin Cities from 1979 to 1994.

In recent years, Wegner lived on a horse farm in Osceola, Wis.

Knapp told the Star Tribune that Wegner was on a computer in the music room at his home Wednesday as his wife went to bed.

Knapp said a few hours later, Wegner's wife heard an "ominous sound" and went to Wegner's music room, where she discovered that he had fallen and hit his head on one of the speakers. He was later pronounced dead at the Osceola Medical Center.

KS95's Ryan and Shannon also spoke with Knapp about Wegner Friday morning, and the Pioneer Press reprinted quotes from an interview the paper did with Wegner in 1998.

According to the Pioneer Press, Wegner graduated from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights in 1965, and joined the Minnesota National Guard and attended Brown Institute, which is now known as Brown College.

WCCO-TV reports that Wegner battled prostate cancer last year, and underwent chemotherapy after having his prostate and bladder removed.

Also in the past, Wegner once fell out of a tree and was in a coma for two weeks, the Star Tribune said.

A visitation is planned for Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola, and memorials to the American Cancer Society are preferred over flowers.

Knapp told the Star Tribune that Wegner wished to be cremated, and that his ashes will eventually be spread over a horse pasture.

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