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08/16/2010

Dan Avey, longtime radio reporter, dies at 69

August 16, 2010 |  1:05 pm

Aveydanstar6 Dan Avey, a longtime reporter and anchor on several Southern California radio stations and a former radio and television analyst with the Los Angeles Kings, has died. He was 69.

Avey died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from prostate cancer, said his daughter, Kim Clemens.

Avey spent seven seasons with the Kings, from 1969 until 1976. He also worked in the Kings' front office in 1973.

During his radio career in Southern California, Avey primarily worked at KFWB, KFI and KABC as a reporter and anchor for news and sports. He earned 15 Golden Mike awards. He also taught at USC and Cal State Northridge.

Daniel Sumner Avey was born April 26, 1941, in Spokane, Wash., and raised in Whittier. He attended California High in Whittier, then returned to Washington to attend Gonzaga University. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Avey spent 1966-68 in the Army and served in Vietnam as a member of the Green Berets.

His first radio job was at Spokane, Wash., station where he was billed as disc jockey Danny Morrow.

Avey's survivors include his wife, Michele Davis-Avey; three other children, Kristin Romano, Ally Avey and Jennifer Avey; six grandchildren and brothers Mike and Tom.

Services are pending.

-- Keith Thursby

Photo: Dan Avey

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