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Report: Former Blaze Radio Host Jay Severin Dead at 69


Jay Severin
Jay Severin

Sad to report that longtime conservative radio personality Jay Severin has died after a battle with cancer, reports TheBlaze. He was 69. Severin was a veteran and former host on TheBlaze Radio Network's national platform in afternoons. The controversial talker was one Boston's top radio hosts for over a decade, most recently on WXKS-AM in afternoons and before that WTKK-FM.

"Jay was one of the rare talents that could not only see beyond the headline, but had the empathy to understand how it affected the listener," Glenn Beck told TheBlaze. "He was a good man, and I'm a better one for having known him."

Lowell Sun senior editor Tom Shattuck called him "the Boston talk titan." "This was a guy who liked free speech and was not afraid to push the boundaries," adding, "He made a difference... he was powerful, he was loud, he was poetic in the way he spoke, and he's going to be missed."

According to TheBlaze, Michael Graham, a colleague of Severin's from WTTK-FM, said, "What's fascinating to me is the number of people who say, 'I became a conservative because of Jay Severin'" surrounded by the liberal environment in Boston. He added, "That's his legacy -- his civics lesson on the air, that nobody can take away from him."

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