Kevin Karlson, a Beloved Boston Radio Host, Died at 59, What Happened to Him?

Last Updated on October 28, 2023, 5:50 am

Kevin Karlson, who hosted the classic rock radio station 100.7-FM in Boston for many years, passed away unexpectedly.

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Kevin Karlson (Image source Facebook)

Kevin Karlson, a longtime radio host in Boston, Massachusetts, has died unexpectedly. He was a host on the morning show on the classic radio 100.7 WZLX-FM for many years. He was 59 years old.

What happened to Kevin Karlson?

Kevin Karlson died unexpectedly at 59. According to the radio station he had worked on for many years, he died peacefully in his sleep. The station announced his death on Friday morning. He was 59 years old.

The radio station 100.7 WZLX-FM also released a statement regarding his tragic death and paid their tribute in a post on social media. The post read,

“It is with great sadness that 100.7 WZLX shares news of the unexpected passing of our friend, Kevin Karlson.

For almost 20 years, Kevin helped wake up Boston with humor and classic rock.”

“From all of us at WZLX- Rock in peace, Kevin”

The station also invited the listeners to share their fondest memories of him and celebrate the remarkable life of Kevin Karlson.

Who was Kevin Karlson?

Kevin Karlson was a Boston’s beloved radio host. He had co-hosted the morning show on WZLX since 2005. He hosted the show along with co-hosts Pete McKenzie, Heather Ford, and as of 2019, producer Kenny Young. Before joining WZLX together in 2005, Karlson, MecKenzie, and Ford were co-hosts of the morning show on WPDH-FM in New York, where they forged their unbreakable bond and entertained the audience with their dynamic conversations.

Kevin Karlson was one the most beloved voices in Boston, Massachusetts. His authentic style and openness earned him a place in millions of hearts. His insightful conversations and stunning humor made him an integral part of fan’s lives. He shared his life with his listeners, the good, the bad, and the ugly. His authentic and genuine style made him a fan favorite.

He will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege to know him and all those who only knew him by his voice and became part of his airwaves family.

Obituary and funeral

Kevin Karlson’s family will release an obituary and provide details of the memorial service when they are ready. They are currently healing from an inconsolable loss. All are requested to respect their mourning and allow them the time to recover from their grief with dignity and grace.


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