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Jona's Blog June 15th

The last thing my colleague, co-worker, and treasured pal, Dennis did before his brain injury in 2006 was walk to his car to come to work here at KBAY. He'd just finished a nice Thanksgiving dinner at a co-worker's home. A heart attack robbed him of his incredible wit and verbal ability.

Dennis survived his coma and vegetative state to the point of walking with assistance and speaking in sentences after only a month or two. Then he was placed in state-run long-term care. Sadly, he slid downhill over the years even though we tried our best to get him specialized care. 
 
You have mixed feelings when you find out a great friend like this passes away.  Dana Jang told me that Dennis's heart stopped yesterday morning. It's a very sad day for those of us who held out hope for Dennis, but a relief that he's not suffering anymore.

You may know Dennis. He was a major radio star here in the Bay Area, broadcasting his wild shows from KOME and KSJO. You knew him as Dennis Erectus.  I knew him as one of the most enduring friends ever.  If you'd like to attend his memorial, email me jhamilton@kbay.com or watch for a post on my Facebook www.facebook.com/jonadenz


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06/15/2012 6:29PM
Jona's Blog June 15th
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06/15/2012 7:10PM
R.I.P. Dennis
Posting a bunch of his faves on Mo Joe Radio 2nite.
06/15/2012 7:30PM
Reflection on Dennis
I remember around '78/'79, the subject of "whats your favorite album" came up with Dennis & I dont remember what I said, but I was blown away with what he said. His ALL TIME favorite album was "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" by the Byrds. Which is also one of my faves. But he said it flat out at that time,no jive. I was so blown out,that's how it just flashed on me.
06/16/2012 5:49AM
Rest in peace Dennis
I remember him being so engaging on the radio and off the radio. His sence of humor and his knowledge was just so amazing. I loved his cutting edge style on the radio. He was like the God Father of Shock Jock Radio. I'll miss him. I just wish I could have done more.
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