Rick Stewart (Eric Stewart Crone Jr.) Born: April 17, 1942 Died: March 2, 2007. Northern California broadcasting veteran at KRAK, KSTE and KFBK radio stations; former NASCAR racer and track announcer. Cause of death kidney cancer.
(Courtesy of Michael J. Stewart)
Radio news anchor Rick Stewart, who spent more than 30 years on Sacramento airwaves at KFBK, KSTE and KRAK, died Friday afternoon at Mercy San Juan Hospital. He was 63. Stewart had been battling a kidney ailment for several weeks. Stewart began his broadcast career in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1962, before moving to Sacramento in 1974 to work for then Gold Country 1140 KRAK. He joined KFBK and sister station KSTE in 1992. Colleagues remember Stewart's passion for auto racing and knowledge of country music. He was a former NASCAR driver and the radio voice at some Grand Prix eventsHe most recently anchored the KFBK News at Noon. Stewart is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.