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Funeral arrangements set for longtime Baton Rouge broadcaster Kevin Meeks

Kevin Meeks, 60, died Friday, August 19 in a motor vehicle accident. Kevin Meeks, 60, died Friday, August 19 in a motor vehicle accident.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Funeral arrangements have been set for longtime Baton Rouge radio broadcaster, Kevin Meeks, who died following a traffic accident.

Meeks, 60, died after the motorcycle he was on was hit by a car Friday night near the intersection of Jefferson Highway and Drusilla Lane in Baton Rouge.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Government Street. The visitation will continue Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at Rabenhorst. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to CAAWS and Cat Haven, after Kevin Meeks' love for animals. 

Meeks was perhaps best known for his work as a host on morning talk radio on WJBO, where he worked from 1996 to 2015. He started his radio career at a station in Thibodaux after first getting the passion for radio while attending college at Southeastern University in Hammond.

Meeks had just one child, Josh Meeks, who followed his dad’s footsteps into the field of journalism. 

An avid Yankees and LSU fan, Kevin Meeks was born on a Naval base in Key West, but spent his life in Baton Rouge.

His late wife Marie died in 2008. 

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