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Ian Punnett Dies After Brief Illness

Shortly before Christmas, “Coast to Coast AM” executive producer Lisa Lyon posted the sad news that radio pro and longtime “Coast to Coast AM” personality Ian Punnett died on December 21 after a briefim illness. She writes, “It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Ian Punnett passed away from a brief illness yesterday. His keen intellect and delightful sense of humor will be deeply missed. Since 2000, Ian has, in various incarnations, been a valued host of ‘Coast to Coast AM,’ including regular weekend hosting duties, his own spin-off show ‘Coast to Coast LIVE with Ian Punnett,’ a podcast entitled ‘Vaudeville for the Frightened,’ and most recently twice a month hosting duties. I’ve had the privilege of producing for Ian these past 24 years, and I will miss our friendship and the professional collaboration. Every conversation behind the scenes was as lively and entertaining and everything we strive for on the air. Ian was great radio personified.” See more here.