Famous Radio Host Dies From Cancer
(NewsReady.com) – Jim Bohannon was a staple on American radio. The 78-year-old hosted a nationally syndicated show that appealed to a wide audience for decades. Sadly, the radio legend has passed away.
On Saturday, November 12, Bohannon passed away in Seneca, South Carolina. He’d been in a hospice facility after fighting esophageal cancer. For decades, he was a constant presence on radio airwaves.
When Larry King Live was on the radio, Bohannon often filled in for the host. Then, when King left radio in 1993, he took over for him and began hosting the “Jim Bohannon Show,” which aired for 29 years on over 500 radio stations.
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According to The Washington Post, Bohannon described himself as a “militant moderate.” Instead of getting involved in the partisan bickering that has taken over talk radio, he offered his audience a chance to forget about all of that by focusing on celebrity interviews and human interest stories.
Bohannon received many recognitions for his outstanding work. During his career, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and the Society of Professional Journalists DC Chapter Hall of Fame. He also won the Radio and Television Digital News Foundation’s First Amendment Award, the International Radio Festival’s Gold Award, and Talkers Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The radio icon is survived by his wife and daughter.
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