Many in our area grew up listening to 103.5 WIMZ Radio and the tunes spun out by Billy the Kidd. Sadly, yesterday Billy the Kidd passed away and memories from many hours of listening to the music of our time have grown a little dimmer. The following was a release posted last night from WIMZ.

“It is with the very heaviest of hearts that we here at 103.5 WIMZ bring you the terrible news of the passing of our friend and colleague, William Winningham, also lovingly known as Billy Kidd. We know you have many questions, as do we. Just remember how much Billy loved this community and the people who made it so great! We will be posting and airing tributes to Billy in the days to follow. We appreciate the many friends and listeners who have expressed their concern and love for Billy. Thank you all from the depths of our hearts. We love you Billy!”