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Springfield radio personality dies after illness

April 19, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A radio personality for Springfield radio station WFMB-AM has died after a long illness.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://tinyurl.com/coydvzc ) that Jeff Hofmann died Wednesday night at St. John’s Hospice. He was 60.

Hofmann was news director at WFMB’s Sports Radio 1450, and had been part of the “AM Springfield” program since 1998.

He began his broadcasting career in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and worked in the Belleville area before moving to Springfield in 1981 to take a job as a disc jockey at 1450 WCVS, where he worked until 1990.

He left to work for United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln as development director. He returned to Sports Radio 1450 in 1998.

Hofmann is survived by his wife, Mary Hofman, and daughter, Kate Hofmann.

A funeral will be held Saturday.

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