Former WBCK Midday Host David “Renk” Renkiewicz Passes
April 21, 2023
Former WBCK-FM (Battle Creek) and WKMI-AM (Kalamazoo) host David "Renk" Renkiewicz has passed away. His wife Amy made the announcement on Facebook April 18.
Renkiewicz had been diagnosed with incurable Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the biliary tree; in the post, his wife said that he "passed away peacefully at home last night" surrounded by family. She thanked listeners and added, "He loved sharing with all of you and truly enjoyed the discussions he had with the callers. That is what made his show unique. Thank you for all of the kind words, offers of support and many cards sent to him in recent weeks. We feel very loved and supported."
The team at Townsquare Media's WBCK posted that, "We here at 95.3 WBCK value all of those who spent their days with Renk and we are working with former WBCK talent to put together a special program in honor of Renk, where listeners will have the opportunity to listen to some of Renk's best segments, call in and share their feelings and memories of Renk. Stay tuned as we work to honor a man who gave 100% towards his passion."
Renkiewicz left radio in 2022 after 15 years and later served as manager for the successful campaign of Michigan State Rep. Matt Hall (R-42nd). He was 59 years old.