KXEW's Andy B Passes
June 14, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Tejano KXEW-A/TUCSON air talent ANDREW "ANDY B" BONILLAS died at his home on JUNE 9 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 42.
KXEW-A PD RUPERT PACHECO, who also previously worked with BONILLAS at Top 40/Rhythmic clustermate KOHT, told the ARIZONA DAILY STAR, "His passion was old-school music and Tejano music. ANDY knew all facets of the music industry. He was a wellspring of knowledge for all of us. He came in and he was always willing to take anybody under his wing who was willing to learn. ANDY was the one who showed me just about everything. He probably could have gone to another [bigger] market, but it was his mom and his family that kept him here."
Mass begins at 9a THURSDAY at ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL, 192 S. Stone Ave., followed by interment at HOLY HOPE CEMETERY.