Zane Mathews is not dead yet - but the time is coming sooner or later.

I'm Not Dead Yet, But Why Wait Until the Last Minute

Let me say right off the top. I have not died. I am as much alive as a guy my age can possibly be. A listener, perhaps in sad anticipation of my demise, wrote a news release about my death a few years ago and sent it to me. It was fairly amusing. I shared it back then, but I thought it would be good to pass it along to those who might have missed it the first time around.

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Coffee, Golf, and Chicken Sandwiches

Chris is a listener from Glade Park who has gotten to know me pretty well over the years - just from listening to me talk on the radio.  He knows how much I love drinking coffee, playing golf, eating spicy chicken sandwiches,(which I used to give away on the show) how I hate winter, and how much  I despised doing "The World's Greatest Yard Sale"  some 20 times over the years.

At some point, Chris realized I couldn't do a show without - at least once - saying "Are you kidding me?" And he's one of the few listeners who figured out I truly am the son of a preacher- just like the one in the popular Dusty Springfield song.

Listener Writes Zane Mathews' Obituary

I can't explain why, but one day, Chris wrote this little piece tying all these things together and sent it to me. I thought it was pretty clever, although a bit morbid since I don't like to think about cashing in my chips just yet. I asked him if I could share it with my listeners, and he obliged. So, just in case my obituary doesn't make the newspaper when the time comes, here it is, as written by Chris.

In Memoriam: 2021 Deaths

Remembering the musicians, actors, producers and others who have died in 2021.