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R.I.P. Dan Avey

His star then

After a five year battle against prostate cancer, Dan Avey passed away at Cedars Sinai hospital on August 15, 2010. He was a long-time Los Angeles radio personality and newscaster, in a thirty-year career that won him about the same number of awards, including 15 Golden Mikes. Avey began his radio career at KXLY in Spokane, Washington. During his radio career in Southern California, Avey primarily worked at KFWB, KFI and KABC as a reporter and anchor for news and sports. He also taught at USC and Cal State Northridge.
Avey spent 1966-68 in the Army and served in Vietnam as a member of the Green Berets.
In November 2001, KABC hired him to be paired with Ken Minyard in the morning. He continued on as KABC news anchor from noon to 6 p.m. during The Sean Hannity Show and the Larry Elder show. He is survived by his wife, Michele Davis-Avey and four children : Kim Clemens, Kristin Romano, Ally Avey and Jennifer Avey; as well as six grandchildren; and two brothers Mike and Tom.

Avey received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.  It is in front of the El Capitan Theater. Los Angeles King’s fans will surely note his loss come hockey season.
It should be noted that KFI is owned by Clear Channel Communications, a multi-million dollar conglomerate that owns more radio stations than any other entity in the United States of America. KFI is home to such personalities as Rush Limbaugh.
This obituary was compiled with the help of the Los Angeles Times and Wikipedia.

His star today

Colleague and admirer

Another who will miss Avey


About Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is also an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Natasha, Maxwell, Tigger and Nigel.

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