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Beloved Knoxville radio personality Billy Kidd passes away

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An iconic Knoxville radio host and personality has passed away.

WIMZ announced that William Winningham known by his fans as Billy Kidd passed away Wednesday at 61.

Winningham was well known and active in the community. He hosted ‘Camping for Cans’ food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank for 25 years. Every year he would camp until a trailer was full of donated food.

Kidd was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. He worked for WIMZ for more than 30 years.

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