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Tom Fitzsimmons


Tom Fitzsimmons is the Program Director for Nevada County Broadcasters, and morning show host at KNCO NewsTalk 830, but his favorite job is being husband to Roxanne and Dad to his daughter's Katie and Kelly, and step dad to Tyson and Megan. Tom and Roxanne just became grandparents with the birth of Megan's daughter, Hazel Virginia. Tom also is the voice of High School Football and Basketball play by play. His hobbies include playing and watching all sports and taking long hikes both locally and in the Sierras with his dog, Angel. He also has taken up distance running and just started to get into road cycling.

Peace for Carol

One of my favorite people in the world finally lost her battle to cancer this past Saturday.  Carol Nickels, wife of longtime KNCO swap shop host, Mike Nickels, passed away.  Carol will always be remembered for her kindness and Christian virtue.  She worked many years in downtown Grass Valley.  And, for me, she was my Minnesota Vikings buddy.  Sometimes I think we were the only Vikings fans left, but I loved sharing the love of football with her.  It’s a big loss for the KNCO family.  Though Mike has not been here on the air for a few years, we always think of him when Swap Shop starts, and when we think of him, we also have wondered how Carol is doing.  Well…she is now home with God after a job well done here on Earth.  I will let you know of memorial service plans as they become available.

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July 22, 2012


I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to the Nickels family. Debbie

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