Owner Of McKibbin Media Group, Jamie McKibbin, Passes Away Suddenly

Jamie McKibbin, a native of Hillsdale County and longtime resident of Parma, Michigan, passed away suddenly November 16, 2020 as a result of a boating accident.  Jamie and a close friend were on a hunting trip at Clendening Lake in Ohio and were reported missing late Sunday night.  They were found not far from the Clendening Lake Marina at around 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.  Their boat was not found. Weather may have been a factor in the accident.

Jamie, along with his wife Katina, was owner and operator of McKibbin Media Group, Inc., licensee of WKHM AM/FM and WIBM Jackson and WCSR AM/FM in Hillsdale.  Jamie loved everything about the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Jamie’s other passion was going to his son Walker’s sporting activities, especially coaching his baseball team.

Jamie achieved his lifelong dream of owning radio stations with the purchase of the Jackson stations in December 2019, followed by the addition of his hometown stations in Hillsdale in February 2020.  He was also involved with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and had recently joined its Board of Directors.

In addition to Katina and Walker, Jamie is survived by his mother, Sharon and her husband Robert, of Camden, Michigan.