July 23, 2020
John Wayne Brandt, 76, a longtime Ogallala resident and KOGA Radio broadcaster and salesman, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020. For the past year, John waged a courageous battle with stage-four pancreatic cancer, maintaining his signature optimism throughout.
John was born on July 11, 1944, in Hays, Kan., to John B. and Laverna Brandt, the eldest of three children. Since childhood, John was fascinated with radio and liked being around people and talking with them. His mother remembered him bringing home report cards which often said, "Johnny talks too much." But, where his teacher may have fou...