Brian Scott Gamroth, a K2 radio announcer and one of Wyoming’s biggest media figures, died Sunday in a motorcycle crash near Lewistown, Montana, the Casper radio station announced late that day.
Gamroth worked at K2 Radio for more than two decades, hosting its popular morning radio program. He developed a devoted audience that spanned the state, from the Oil City to far-flung rural communities.
Some of Wyoming’s top officials, such as Gov. Matt Mead and Sen. John Barrasso, were regulars on his morning program. But Gamroth was equally adept at connecting with everyday people and small business owners.
“Brian was one of those people who loved what he did, loved this city, and loved Wyoming,” Bob Price, general manager for Townsquare Media in Wyoming, wrote in the announcement, which was posted to the K2 Radio website. “But first and foremost for him was his family.”
Scott, who was known for his community involvement and support of the arts, was returning from a Shriner’s event in Canada at the time of the crash.
He at times served on numerous boards, including for the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and the Casper Children’s Theatre.
He used his fame in Wyoming to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits while serving as an event emcee. For example, he helped raise money for updates to the Gertrude Krampert Center at Casper College, as well as thousands of dollars in arts and humanities scholarships for the school.
Gamroth was married and had three children, according to a biography on the K2 website.