NDBA mourns the loss of KTHC's Voice for Eastern Montana play-by -play sports Ray "Maverick" Simonis

03-02-2019 | Cherry Creek Media

Sidney, Montana & Williston, North Dakota is mourning the passing of Ray “Maverick” Simonis this past weekend. Maverick was the long-time afternoon voice for POWER 95.1/KTHC-FM, an advertising sales representative and the #1 voice for eastern Montana play by play sports; especially his "beloved" Sidney Eagles.

Mav was the guy that always lit up the room with a story and a funny joke and never dwelling on his own troubles. Maverick was a significant volunteer/contributor to Sidney and Richland County, Montana. He served assisted many organizations, including the Sidney Chamber of Commerce and the Sidney Job Service Employer Committee. Many remember Mav because during the Richland County Fair Mav wore a custom dyed pink mohawk haircut.

The Sidney Herald (newspaper) had written a feature story about Mav that was published a week before his death. What a tribute! Mav's long-time friend and co-worker Arch Ellwein passed away in October 2018. Arch was POWER 95.1's eastern Montana sports guy for 20+ years. Now, Maverick & Arch are doing play by play in heaven; probably basketball.

Fulkerson Funeral Home – Sidney is handling the arrangements and are services are pending. Ray "Maverick" Simonis is survived by a daughter, his sister, his mother and thousands of members of the MavFan Club and 1000's of friends.

RIP our good friend and colleague.