El Paso's Charlie Russell Dies At 73
February 23, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
Longtime EL PASO Country radio personality CHARLIE RUSSELL has died, losing his battle with cancer at his home in EL PASO on MONDAY (2/22) at 73, according to the EL PASO TIMES.
RUSSELL began his career in 1953 in his native NEW MEXICO and joined Top 40 KELP-A/EL PASO in 1959, moving to Country KHEY-A-F in 1969, where he did mornings until 1992. He later hosted at Country KSET and then rejoined KHEY and the CLEAR CHANNEL cluster as an Account Executive.
The CLEAR CHANNEL cluster is airing a tribute to RUSSELL TODAY (2/23) and a blog has been set up at charlierussellcc.blogspot.com for tributes and memories.