Christopher Joseph Brewer
June 3, 1962 - March 21, 2014
The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation
Boise broadcaster Chris Brewer of “The Spud Brothers” passed away on Friday March 21, 2014. I remember Chris best from his days on KJOT-FM as one of the “The Spud Brothers.” Prior to that he was “Chris Maxwell” an on-air personality for KFXD-FM and also hosted a conservative talk show on “Hot Talk” KFXD-AM called “The Uncle Max Show.” After KJOT-FM the Spud Brothers appeared on 103.3 “The Arrow” and KTIK-AM.
Chris was known as "Mad Max", or even "Uncle Max." Friends often called him "El Gato." He was born June 3, 1962 in San Diego, to Gerald Brewer, who was from Wilder, ID and Maureen Brewer who hailed from Ocean Beach, CA.
He was preceded in death by his dad Jerry, his grandparents Andy & Lillian Brewer, Helen Daniels, an aunt, Betty Chigbrow, and an uncle, Chuck Shea.
Chris was very intelligent and extremely funny. He told great stories on the air, and you never knew if he was making them up, or if they actually happened! He was a very great father, and leaves behind four children: Kara (22), Amy (16), Molly (15), and a son Joey (11). The family also has a Black Lab named Ivey that Chris loved very much.
Chris is survived by his wife Beth, a sister Becky and her husband Mark Stasi, his mom Maureen, numerous aunts & uncles, many cousins, and of course friends too numerous to mention. Services were held on Saturday, March 29th at 11 am at Alden Waggoner, 5400 Fairview Ave, Boise.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked you please send donations to the Idaho Humane Society, on Chris's behalf.
You can see his Statesman Obituary here, which also links to a guest book. You may need to go to the Statesman’s website at www.idahostatesman.com and search the Obituary section under the last name Brewer.
Below is a link to a You Tube video I found from 1999 where they gave away a used car to a guy who did 500 laps at Meridian Speedway! Chris was back at the station (J-105) I believe when this video was shot, but does congratulate the winner on the air near the end of the video.