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    Default Former KILO/KRXP general manager Lou Mellini and afternoon host Don Jantzen pass away

    Full story: https://gazette.com/news/local/lou-m...312f2bb20.html

    Lou Mellini, a longtime fixture in Colorado Springs' broadcast, business and service communities, has died.

    A former vice president and general manager for FM radio stations KILO and KXRP who was also involved in numerous civic and charitable causes, Mellini passed away early Monday after a short illness, according to his wife, Laura. He was 82.

    A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mellini moved to Colorado Springs in 1978 after falling in love with the city during a brief visit to the Air Force Academy.

    Mellini, who came from a marketing background, began working in sales at KRDO's two radio stations before moving to KILO as sales manager in 1980. He was promoted to general manager in 1985. In 1989, he left to become president and CEO of the Broadcast Radio Network, where he was instrumental in establishing 85 radio station affiliates across the U.S.

    In 1992, Mellini returned to KILO as vice president/general manager and, when the station purchased KRXP in 1999, he oversaw operations for both stations.

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    Full story: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/a...-personality-d

    ALL ACCESS has learned that former iHEARTMEDIA Alternative KTBZ (94.5 THE BUZZ)/HOUSTON PD/Afternoon host DON JANTZEN recently passed away. There are no details on the cause of death at this time. JANTZEN exited THE BUZZ in MARCH 2014 after 10 years at the station. Prior to his run at KTBZ, JANTZEN was APD/MD/Afternoon host at AUDACY Active Rock KQRC (98.9 THE ROCK)/KANSAS CITY from 2000 to 2003, and PD/Afternoon host for BAHAKEL Active Rock KILO/COLORADO SPRINGS from 1996 to 2000. JANTZEN has spent the last nine years out of radio, most recently as the Head Golf Superintendent at the Fox Haven Country Club in SIKESTON, MO.

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    Just a correction to the first article: The network Mellini joined in 1989 was the Business Radio Network, later called Business News Network and Business Talk Radio, and now known as BizTalkRadio. (I worked there from 1999-2001.)

 

 

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