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'Pioneer' Radio Talker Dr. Joy Browne Dies at 71

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 03:42 PM

Talk radio host Dr. Joy Browne died suddenly at the age of 71, Talkers Magazine reports.

"This report – confirmed by a Facebook post by her sister Alannah Sinclaire and a conversation today between Talker publisher Michael Harrison and her brother David Oppenheim – indicates that talk radio star Dr. Joy Browne died on Saturday, August 27 at age 71," Talkers said in an item posted on its website.

"The exact cause is unknown at this time, but Sinclaire writes that she was on the phone speaking with Dr. Joy 'chatting about movies reviews, recipes, and favorite memories from a recent birthday party for our 95-year-old mom when the phone suddenly disconnected; her heart had stopped as well,'" Talkers said.

MyTalk 107.1, which carried Browne's show in St. Paul, Minnesota, also reported her passing.

"Dr. Joy has been a part of the 107.1 family since the beginning and we continue to air her show from midnight to 3 a.m. weekdays," the station, KTMY-FM, wrote. "Dr. Browne was a legend in the radio industry and a pioneer and trailblazer whose career was respected and admired."

Charlie Kaye, executive producer for radio at CBS News, confirmed the report on Twitter: 

 

Her fellow radio host, Dr. Daliah Wachs, also tweeted about Browne's passing:

 

 

Browne received her M.A. and Ph. D. from Northeastern University in Boston before she began her radio career. The psychologist's show was syndicated through New York's WOR Radio Network until she moved to the Genesis Communications Network in Burnsville, Minnesota.

"I am personally devastated," Harrison said in a statement from Talkers. "Joy was one of the greatest talents in the history of radio, a humanitarian and wonderful human being. All of us in radio and her vast listening audience have suffered a terrible loss."

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