Former KAIT Sports Director Dick Clay died Wednesday after having complications from heart surgery. Clay was 78.
Dick Clay was widely known in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri as the face of sports in the region on KAIT and later with his Dick Clay Sports Magazine that also aired on KAIT. Clay held the title of Sports Director from 1970 to 1998.
Dick Clay was born and raised in Portageville, Missouri. Clay was an avid lover of sports and outdoors with everyone.
“To thousands, Dickie will be remembered as a noted broadcaster and that he was. But to those fortunate enough to have known him personally, he was a kind and gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor, forever dedicated to his family and friends”