Former KBIZ Sports Announcer Passes Away


A former member of our radio family passed away Wednesday at the age of 73.

Lance Renaud (pictured with his grandson) was a longtime sportscaster who logged in 50 years behind the mic before retiring in 2018.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Renaud was a sports and news broadcaster at KBIZ during the 1970s. Renaud also worked in Bloomfield and Oskaloosa.

Renaud was mostly known as the long-time radio voice of the Marshalltown Bobcats since 2000. He also served as the sports director for KFJB and KIX 101.1 in Marshalltown.

Renaud won the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Sports Media Award in 2004. Renaud was also honored as the Iowa Broadcast Association’s Sportscaster of the Year in 2009.

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