Long Time KIDO Morning Host Jon Duane Passes Away
580 KIDO is sad to report the passing of long time morning host and radio icon Jon Duane. Jon had been battling cancer for the past couple of years and slipped into a coma earlier this week. Jon was surrounded by family and friends at the end of his life.
Jon Duane along with Chris Kelly were the long time hosts of AM Idaho on both 630 KIDO and when the station made the switch to 580 on the dial. Jon will forever be remembered as the man with a big heart and his love for Idaho and Boise.
He and his dog Roo were a regular fixture at the studios where he interacted with National, regional and local politicians. Jon’s folksy way of interviewing and getting to know guests was one of the things that took him to the top of the radio ratings in the 1990’s. The Treasure Valley will long remember Jon’s deep booming voice and gentle heart.