Local KGO radio icon Gene Burns dies at the age of 72

May 25, 2013 7:57:54 PM PDT
A longtime talk radio host at KGO has died. Gene Burns was 72.

He began talking on AM 810 in 1995. His nightly seven to ten show was ritual listening for many people.

Burns also hosted a popular weekend program called "Dining Around with Gene Burns".

He was ranked among the top 25 radio talk show hosts of all-time by Talkers Magazine.

Burns suffered a stroke last January.

The cause of his death has not been released.