NPJ has learned that George Sluppick passed away shortly after 5:00 p.m. today. George was a long-time radio personality on 1450-KNOC and was the anchor of Talk Back Natchitoches for over a decade. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Radio M*A*S*H (Make A Smile Happen) Radio-thon which raised funds and toys for needy children at Christmas. He was a dear friend and will be sincerely missed at the tent. Funeral arrangements will be provided in a future post.