KMOX Radio is reporting that Rick Desloge, 63 and a lifelong journalist, has died of pancreatic cancer.
- This is how it was reported on KMOX Radio.
- Here is how the Business Journals reported Rick's passing to its readers.
Rick was married to his newsroom sweetheart Nancy Solomon, a talent in her own right. Nancy handles the publicity for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Until his untimely death, Rick was a dedicated reporter for American City Business Journals.
Business news hounds could count on dozens of well crafted business oriented stories from this red-headed, red bearded wonder. Rick gave the business updates daily on KMOX (CBS) Radio.
Rick was proud of lots of things. He loved his boys - Rick and Nick - and talked about them endlessly. Rick Jr. is a budding acting talent on and off Broadway in New York. The Desloge boys could act and they could play ice hockey.
Rick, a University City native, graduated from St. Louis U. High and never let anyone forget he was a passionate Junior Billiken.
He graduated from Missouri's School of Journalism and you knew Rick was a Tiger too. But foremost, he was crazy about Cardinals Baseball. He often wore a Cardinals cap in the newsroom.
Hundreds of scribes passed through the Journal newsroom during the 16 years I dropped anchor there with the fun and games sports department.
Rick was the talent everyone looked up to. If a story was breaking, you’d expect Rick’s byline on it. He always had a reporter’s notebook tucked away in his back pocket.
Rick had a curiosity about the world few others had. He could turn any routine episode into a spine tingler.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.