KIRO 7 mourns with the family, friends, and fans of Chris Wedes today. J.P. Patches was a beloved figure to several generations of KIRO viewers. He brought smiles to the faces of children and adults for decades.
“Most people knew him as J.P. Patches but for those of us here at KIRO 7 we knew him as Chris Wedes,” said KIRO 7 anchor Steve Raible. “He was funnier, more personable, more human than anybody knew. He was a great friend. Chris was a member of our KIRO 7 family and he will be greatly missed.”