Longest-Tenured Member Of WIBW Family Loses Battle With Cancer

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Sunday morning, the longest-tenured member of our WIBW-TV family lost his battle with cancer.

Engineer Elmer Gunderson was 81-years-old.

Please click here to learn more about our colleague and friend, Elmer.

He has been part of WIBW-TV almost since the beginning. He would have marked 58 years on the job as we turn 60 this fall. In 2004, his contributions were honored with induction into the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Elmer was on the job right up until early April, when he was hospitalized with health problems.

Members of the WIBW-TV family share their memories of Elmer.

Elmer never married. He is survived by the many members of his WIBW-TV and broadcast family, who he taught to enjoy each and every moment.

"It's fun, and that's why I'm staying," Elmer said. "It's fun."