The Radio Mankato family mourns the loss of long-time employee and beloved community member, Chris Painter. Chris passed away Monday at the age of 68 at his home.

Chris worked as a sales manager at Radio Mankato since 2007, but he was involved in radio his whole life.  Many will recognize his name or voice from his deep involvement in the community. Chris loved Maverick athletics and was a member of their Hall of Fame.  He also was a passionate member of the Mankato Golf Club.

Matt Ketelsen of Radio Mankato said: “Yesterday we lost a great friend, a mentor, and a co-worker. I didn’t get to spend as much time with him as some of us at Radio Mankato, but you don’t need to spend a lot of time with Chris Painter to feel his support, positiveness and hear a good story! That guy was a competitor, he liked to win, and yet he had a soft touch approach with careful crafted words to share his thoughts.”

The thoughts and prayers of the Radio Mankato family go out to his friends and family.