Richard “Rick” Norton Bacon passed away Thursday, August 7th. Rick was living in Lumberton, NC but spent many years as a well known character in our community. He was the voice waking people up and sharing his “Bacon’s Bits” each morning on WKYK from the early 70s to late 80s. He enjoyed local sports broadcasting and he worked as Sales Manager at WKYK until he left to pursue his own endeavors beginning, the Toe Valley Shopper. Rick sold the Shopper to the Mitchell News Journal and went on to spend 26 years in the newspaper business across several states. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in March of this year. His online obituary, which was written with Rick’s flair for humor and sarcasm can be viewed here. Rick requested in lieu of flowers that you pass along an unexpected act of kindness in his memory.
A few of our favorite photos or Rick Bacon (from WKYK)
Rick with Jim Butner during the Raceway Grand Opening
Rick during a Live Broadcast Event
Rick Hugs Mike at Birthday party