RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > U.S. Regional Radio Discussion Forums > California Radio Discussion Forum > California Incidents and Breaking News

California Incidents and Breaking News - Discussions regarding California Incidents and Breaking News. Discuss these topics here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2017, 3:35 PM
Kirk's Avatar
DB Admin
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 761
Default SLOStringer Killed in Morning Crash

Folks around San Luis Obispo County are likely familiar with SLOStringer, a local photojournalist with a heavy online media presence for breaking law/fire incidents. I'm sad to report he was killed this morning in a single vehicle crash on the way to a two alarm house fire.

He was active on RadioReference under the username KJ6HCB, his former amateur callsign (he had changed it to WA6SLO).

His reporting on local incidents was the best there was, especially during wildfires, where he kept evacuated residents up to date via Facebook and Twitter, even gathering addresses of his fans to check on houses and feed pets which were left behind during the evacuations.

Rest in Peace, Matthew. Your reporting will be missed.

SLOStringer Matthew Frank killed in Hwy. 101 Cuesta Grade crash | The Tribune
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2017, 3:59 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posts: 67
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirk View Post
Folks around San Luis Obispo County are likely familiar with SLOStringer, a local photojournalist with a heavy online media presence for breaking law/fire incidents. I'm sad to report he was killed this morning in a single vehicle crash on the way to a two alarm house fire.

He was active on RadioReference under the username KJ6HCB, his former amateur callsign (he had changed it to WA6SLO).

His reporting on local incidents was the best there was, especially during wildfires, where he kept evacuated residents up to date via Facebook and Twitter, even gathering addresses of his fans to check on houses and feed pets which were left behind during the evacuations.

Rest in Peace, Matthew. Your reporting will be missed.

SLOStringer Matthew Frank killed in Hwy. 101 Cuesta Grade crash | The Tribune
This is very sad, he was an excellent journalist. A true star among the dim reporting elsewhere.
__________________
WQYN886 WQWX696 W6JBH
www.w6jbh.net
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2017, 5:47 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 337
Default

I just learned of this via FB and have to say I'm not only saddened, but a little bit in shock.
He was such a terrific guy, what a tragedy. The entire community will miss him dearly.

My deepest condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.
__________________
Shawn WB6JWB
Paso Robles, California
www.TheRadioRoom.org
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2017, 4:47 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Palm Springs Area / OrCo
Posts: 1,248
Default

Sorry to read about that...judging by the skid marks near the tree and the vehicle 75 yards away...he was moving right along...now him the victim is ironic...bless his sole.
__________________
You be steppin....I be stomping.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kj6hcb, silent key

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions