Funeral arrangements are set for our friend and former colleague Cory Ford.

Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 3 PM on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 1825 W. 12th Street, in Cedar Falls. A memorial service will be held at a later date in his hometown of Ashland, Wis.

According to the funeral home, memorials can be directed to the Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley.

All of us at Townsquare Media Waterloo were shocked and saddened to hear about Cory's unexpected passing on Wednesday. He was the afternoon host on 97.7 KCRR for nearly 15 years and also served as the station's Brand Manager/Program during that time. Occasionally, Cory could be heard doing an air-shift on Q92.3 or reading the news and sports on all four of our stations. Cory was also our image voice on AM-950 KOEL.

Cory passed away on Wednesday at the age of 45. Born on July 28, 1973, in Ashland, Wis., he attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and received his radio training at Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minnesota.

Cory joined the KCRR staff in the early 2000s. He was the primary face of the station for most of the 15 years he worked in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls radio market.

He is survived by three sons: Grant Lindsey of Cottage Grove, Minn.; Mason Ford of Allison, Iowa; and Hayes Ford of Cedar Falls; his parents, Robert and Joetta (Hopson) Ford of Ashland; his sister, Christy (Jay) Lux and nephews Aidan and Gavin Lux of Forest Lake, Minn.

Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more details on Cory's service and life legacy, CLICK HERE.

Again, we -- the family of Townsquare Media Waterloo -- extend our deepest sympathies to Cory's family and his many friends.

More From AM 950 KOEL