"The Kane Show" host passed away over the weekend after an extended illness.
Sad news for the radio world: Peter Deibler, otherwise known as "Kane" from "The Kane Show," has passed away. The radio personality died on Friday, March 6, after an extensive bout of illness at the Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center located in Rockville, Maryland. His death was confirmed on Monday morning by his lawyers in a statement.
Deibler was the longtime host of "The Kane Show," which was recorded at Rockville's iHeartRadio studios for HOT 99.5. Featuring raunchy humor and a charismatic lineup of cohorts, it quickly became a staple for work commuters across the DMV, with Deibler as one of the show's longstanding hosts. In 2020, it was replaced by "Your Morning Show."
"Although co-hosts came and went, Kane remained a constant, comforting voice for thousands of people driving to work, dropping the kids off at school and running errands," his lawyers said.
We are deeply saddened to share that Kane has passed away.— HOT 99.5 😷 (@hot995) March 8, 2021
Kane has been an important part of our iHeart family for years, from his early days at WFLZ, to his network of stations at HOT 99.5 + Club Kane.
Please keep Kane's family and girls in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/LJWLaTwBdJ
Deibler's passion for radio began when he was in high school. He interned at local stations and pursued his own programs, including an evening slot on HOT 107.9 while studying at Syracuse University. His first professional gig was at Tampa's WFLZ-FM station hosting "The Extreme Show with Kane" before making his way to DC. "The Kane Show" premiered in 2006, where it cultivated a dedicated fanbase over the years.
Despite its cancellation last spring, it remained "among the DMV's most-listened-to morning radio programs" syndicated across top 40 stations on the East Coast, including DC, Baltimore, and Tampa, Florida.
HOT 99.5 shared that they are "deeply saddened" by the news and expressed their condolences on Twitter. "Kane has been an important part of our iHeart family for years, from his early days at WFLZ, to his network of stations at HOT 99.5 + Club Kane."
At this time, his family has requested privacy in order to process their grief. He is survived by two daughters, Sam and Sophie, whom he adoringly included in his broadcasts.