I just heard it now on the news and I’m so very sad to hear it.

I don’t have any information at this time, but I’ll post some links so people can get more information.

I always direct people to the Facebook page at FormerKGOListeners.  There are many comments being posted, so go over there and share your thoughts and memories of Gene Burns.  Please ‘like’ their Facebook page.  They have been very informative, supportive, and have kept up with all of the latest news of the former KGO hosts.  Sadly, we’ll never hear Gene’s voice again except in saved audio, youtube clips, and archived podcasts.

https://www.facebook.com/FormerKGOListeners

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/entertainment&id=9116447

http://mediaconfidential.blogspot.com/2013/05/rip-legendary-talk-gene-burns-has-passed.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-gene-burns-dies-20130525,0,5936305.story

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Longtime-KGO-host-Gene-Burns-72-dies-4549884.php

There’s a discussion about Gene at radiodiscussions.com:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=235221.0

I never knew Gene once tried to run for President.  This site has noted that fact:

http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/05/gene-burns-dies-dead-died-radio-host/

He even ventured into the chocolate business at one time, offering Gene Burns chocolates, according to this article about him:

http://cflradio.net/gene_burns_bio.htm

Here’s his Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Burns

John Rothmann has now added to his website some thoughts about Gene’s passing:

http://johnrothmann.com/

Bernie Ward has posted something about Gene (Tuesday, May 28, 2013):

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/05/in-memoriam.html

Also, Gil Gross talked about Gene during his entire program on KKSF (Tuesday, May 28, 2013).  I’ll post the link here for the podcast.  It’s worth listening to again and again.

Also, I think he’s discussing it live now since he’s filling in for Gil Gross today (Monday, May 27, 2013, 3:00-7:00pm).  I’ll have to listen to the podcast tomorrow.  I’ll post a link to it once it’s added online.

Gil Gross Show – 5/28/13 HOUR 1 (tribute to Gene Burns)

http://www.talk910.com/player/?station=KKSF-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=gil_gross.xml&mid=23267968

5/28/13 HOUR 2 (tribute to Gene Burns):

http://www.talk910.com/player/?station=KKSF-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=gil_gross.xml&mid=23268111

5/28/13 HOUR 3 (tribute to Gene Burns):

http://www.talk910.com/player/?station=KKSF-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=gil_gross.xml&mid=23268192

5/28/13 HOUR 4 (tribute to Gene Burns):

http://www.talk910.com/player/?station=KKSF-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=gil_gross.xml&mid=23268348

I found some old clips of Gene Burns on YouTube:

Orlando TV profiled Gene in the ’80s:

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Here’s the link to YouTube (posted by daveedwards1051):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QMJsCX4WqI

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Tim McFarland posted a Father’s Day 2011 broadcast of Gene Burns on KGO Radio:

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Here’s the YouTube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd95w8O3dFs

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A fan of Gene’s created a video tribute to him:

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Here’s the YouTube link (posted by I am Patricia):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-9-O_iWpow

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Gene Burns on The Nature and Role of Government (posted by LibertarianismDotOrg):

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Here’s the YouTube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjT8EmJ7h08

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Gene Burns Keynote Speaker (this is only Part 1):

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Here’s the YouTube link (this is only Part 1) (posted by NapaFarmBureau):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpDyMBMYqbs

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Here’s the link if you want to listen live to KKSF – just click the button at the top of the page ‘Listen to Talk 910 Now’:

http://www.talk910.com/main.html

We will need some time to take this in.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene’s loved ones.  We will honor him in our hearts and thoughts.  He will be missed.

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