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Former County Attorney; KNDY Sports Commentator Passes Unexpectedly

Former Marysville attorney, Brian Carroll, age 45, passed away unexpectedly Saturday in Pratt, as a result of a Pulmonary Embolism.

He had served as County Attorney prior to his resignation in 2010, when he and his family moved to Pratt. A 1990 graduate of Marysville High School, Brian Carroll is the son of Wayne and Deb Carroll of Marysville.

He was also color commentator for KNDY for several years, calling Marysville High School football and basketball games.

Funeral service is planned Wednesday afternoon, 2 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, with Larrison Mortuary of Pratt in charge of arrangements.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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