Lincoln talk show host’s death brings messages of sorrow

LINCOLN, NE (AP) –┬áThe death of a popular Nebraska talk radio host has brought messages of sorrow from the state’s governor and other Republican leaders.

Lincoln police say 53-year-old host of the KLINAM show Drive Time Lincoln Coby Mach was found dead in his car late Friday afternoon of an apparent suicide. Mach’s death came a day after he announced the end of his talk show for health and family reasons. In addition to his radio career Mach was also president of the Lincoln Independent Business Association.

Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement Saturday saying he was heartbroken over Mach’s death.

Similar statements were issued by US Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse as well as Lincoln-based U-S Representative Jeff Fortenberry.