Community remembers Sikh radio host killed in crash

Community remembers Sikh radio host killed in crash


KATHRYN: THE VALLEY IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF A PROMINENT RADIO HOST AND MEMBER OF THE SIKH COMMUNITY. KATHRYN: “GUDDI SIDHU” WAS KILLED WHEN POLICE SAY SHE LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR AND CRASHED. KEN: IT HAPPENED AROUND .. TWO O’CLOCK SUNDAY AFTERNOON.. ON ASHLAN AND CORNELIA AVENUES IN FRESNO. CBS 47’S “A-J KATO” SPOKE TO PEOPLE WHO KNEW HER .. SHE JOINS US LIVE. . A-J …. IT’S A TREMEDOUS LOSS. AJ: THERE’S A MEMORIAL SET UP RIGTH HERE WHERE IT HAPPENED. SIDHU WAS A LEADER IN THE SIKH COMMUNITY. AND PEOPLE WHO KNEW HER SAY SHE WAS ON A MISSION TO HELP OTHERS. A PILAR OF THE SIKH COMMUNITY KILLED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH SUNDAY. THIS MEMORIAL NOW MARKING THE SPOT. TONY DONATO, OPERATIONS AND MANAGER KBIF “guddi was a fantastic lady. Kind, courteous, a lot of class.” TONY DONATO MANAGES K-B-I-F WHERE SIDHU HAD A RADIO SHOW. Nats DONATO SAYS SIDHU’S SHOW WAS NOT ONLY LISTEND TO ACROSS THE COUNTY AND VIEWED BY THOUSANDS ON Nats DONATO SAYS SIDHU’S SHOW WAS NOT ONLY LISTEND TO ACROSS THE COUNTY AND VIEWED BY THOUSANDS ON FACEBOOK, HE SAYS IT WAS ALSO BROADCAST IN INDIA…. Nats “she’s just a natural.” ….AND WAS A LONGTIME STAPLE AT THE STATION. TONY DONATO, OPERATIONS AND MANAGER KBIF “32 years. It’s a tremendous loss, because she was like the concrete of our programming.” SIDHU WAS ALSO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE SIKH INTISTUTE OF FRESNO. AND EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. ike grewal, member of sikh council of central california “she was just passionate about helping the community, she was so passionate and committed to teaching punjabi to the youth.” IKE GREWAL SAYS SHE WANTED THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS TO KNOW THEIR ROOTS. ike grewal, member of sikh council of central california “she started many of the punjabi schools for the children growing up here. That way they would know their mother tongue.” POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHAT LED UP TO THE CRASH. BUT SAY SIDHU WAS DRIVING SOUTH ON CORNELIA, CROSSED INTO THE OPPOSITE LANE, HIT A POWER POLE WIRE FLIPPING HER CAR. KILLING HER ON SCENE. DONATO SAYS SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO DO HER RADIO SHOW WHEN SHE CRASHED. AJ: THE SIKH INSTITUTE WILL BE HOLDING EVENTS THIS WEEK. EVERYNIGHT AT SIX THEY’RE INVITING THE PUBLIC TO STOP BY AND PAY THEIR RESPECTS. LIVE IN FRESNO A.J. KATO KEN: IN THE SOUTH VALLEY… ” A ” RESIDENT OF “KINGS COUNTY” HAS DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS

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