Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gene Burns suffers Medical Setback

It has, regretably, come to my attention, that longtime Bay Area broadcast legend, Gene Burns, has had a significant medical setback.

Mr. Burns has suffered a major stroke and is resting in a SF hospital. The prognosis on Burns condition is not known.

Mr. Burns has had a myriad of health issues since December of 2011. Burns, one of the former dismissed KGO Radio talk hosts, was hired by NewsTalk 910 and was set to begin a daily afternoon show in January, 2012.

Gil Gross eventually took over for the ailing Mr. Burns.

We at 415 Media offer Mr. Burns our thoughts and prayers and wish him a speedy recovery.

38 comments:

  1. I am very sad to hear that. Gene you are in my prayers. Please recover fast.

    We miss you.

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  2. Prayers for Gene. He is one of the best in radio. I'm sad to hear this news. I wish for a speedy recovery.

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  3. Thoughts and prayers are with Mr.Burns. I believe the Dickies are responsible for his health issues after the bloodbath at KGONE.

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  4. Oh, dear. Gene Burns is greatly missed and well loved by so many Bay Area residents. And here it is Feb-BREW-ary and Gene isn't on the air to remind us how to properly pronounce the second month on the calendar.

    We love you, Gene!

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    1. Thank you. I remember as well all those February(ies) where Gene would give us that lesson in the correct pronounciation of that month.
      Time has gone by too fast.

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    2. I was thinking of that on the first day of this month, and how much I still miss Gene. I learned a lot from him and expect to have the opportunity again, some day ....

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  5. Sending lots of prayers for Gene Burns. I really hope he gets better.

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  6. Tears in eyes, thinking of dear Gene. Many prayers being offered..such a wonderful intelligent kind gentleman. He did not deserve the inhumane treatment that received at KGONE...his present condition is on their hands. I pray for a speedy and complete recovery.

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  7. It's a sad time for radio icons. We just lost Lee Rodgers.Poor
    Gene has had horrible health problems. He's a legend. Hope he
    pulls through. A wonderful guy with a Golden Voice!

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  8. Thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Gene, always the gentleman, often spoke on the air about his non-believer status. I'm sure he appreciates good thoughts

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  10. John Rothmann once said, "Gene Burns is the 'preeminent' talk show host" and I couldn't agree more. Gene actually 'listened' to his callers and had dialogue with them without being argumentative.

    Wish you well Gene and miss hearing you.

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  11. Gene Burns has endured so many medical problems, it breaks my heart to hear of this latest setback. Thoughts and prayers to Gene, his family, and wide network of friends and admirers.

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  12. Sad days for Bay Area radio

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  13. Get well Gene, your are missed on the radio everyday.

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  14. Gene; hurry and get well soon.

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  15. Thank God for Christine.

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  16. So very sad to hear this news about Gene. I've been hoping to hear that dear man's voice again after so long a time. He is truly one of a kind and and a very good kind! I am wishing for his recovery and healing. I hope he is resting comfortably!

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  17. Thoughts and prayers to Gene. Get well soon.

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  18. I was just thinking about Gene last night... after the Lee Rodgers shock, I was hoping that Gene's health was okay. So sad to hear this.

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  19. Prayers to Mr Burns, I miss hearing him.

    Love U Gene, please get well dear heart.

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  20. WE LOVE YOU GENE!!!!

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  21. A real gentleman...worked near him for years and always enjoyed his gentlemanly manner.

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  22. My father and I always enjoyed listening to Mr. Burns on the radio during the weekends. My thoughts and prayers to him and his family

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  23. I only met Gene Burns a few times when I was working at KGO and he was one of the nicer, more dignified people in our profession who I've come in contact with. Gene is also classic radio guy as well as gentleman and scholar. I think his failing health really took a turn for the worse when he was cut loose from KGO. It's no coincidence that he suffered a stroke shortly thereafter. Gene, I hope you're reading this because you have a lot of fans and friends out here who are pulling for you buddy! We need you back in full health and back on the air!

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  24. Thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Burns. He is notably one of the best in the business. 910 suffered a great losss when Gene Burns could not join their staff. Gil Gross is no Gene Burns. To bad for all of us. God speed on your recovery.

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  25. I was only recently thinking about Gene. I miss him so much. Though I now have satellite radio, even with hundreds of channels to choose from, nothing comes close to the intellectual stimulation and education I received from Gene. He is most definitely in my prayers.

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  26. Gene was, hands down, the best thing that KGO had going. Ray insulted and ranted, Ronn worked on his milquetoast, Karel needs more time to ferment, but Gene was always tuned in on my radio. Best wishes, Gene, you did very well indeed.

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  27. Gene is a classy guy who happily informed all of us.

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  28. Gene was loved in other markets too. I listened to him in Boston for years in the eighties on WRKO. He was the best they had. He was an intellectual. Great knowledge, opinion and discussion of the mid east, religion, politics, the role of government in society, good food, language....the list goes on. He cultivated my interest in the Libertarian movement, which I now think has morphed to something bizarre. I hope he recovers. His voice will be missed.

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  29. We all miss you Gene. I had listened to KGO since before talk radio, about 1959 or so. I remember all the greats in all those years and you are at the top. You were the class of talk radio. It's just not the same anymore. I dial in Jefferson radio these days. It's ok.

    I am too far away to get 910 but can receive it on the internet. We all hope for your recovery, Gene. With much love, Bob in far northern CA.

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  30. Gene I pray for your speedy, swift and complete recovery. GOD, please, please, listen to our prayers and bring Gene back to good and normal health fast. He was nice, respectful, civil, polite, and courteous to everyone of the callers to his show. Gene we cannot wait to hear you back on the radio soon.

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  31. Hey KGO-land...we still miss him in RKO-land (Boston). He's been gone from here a while but not forgotten! We used to log in and download his KGO shows to hear him and his intelligence.

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  32. I miss you and your sage advice old friend. Every time I hear two people arguing I think of you and say those profound words "that's why there's both chocolate AND vanilla." Sending you peace this Easter weekend.

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  33. Unique...impossible not to listen to (sorry for the poor English, Gene)...unforgetable...fearlessly intelligent and thoughtful, intellectually riveting, immense passion, even more immense intellect, master of rhetoric and debate, and I hear he makes a great loaf in his breadmaker, to boot! Please get well, Gene

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