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Denver Radio Host Rick Barber Dies At 67

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Rick Barber (credit: rickbarberradio.com)

Rick Barber (credit: rickbarberradio.com)

DENVER (AP) – Rick Barber, a longtime Denver radio talk show host whose “The Rick Barber Show” aired for 30 years, has died following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 67.

Barber died Friday in Denver, KOA-AM announced.

A U.S. Army veteran, Barber first came to Colorado and KWGN in the early 1970s and worked at KWBZ and KDEN. He served in Wyoming and New Mexico before returning to Denver in 1982 with KOA. His last KOA show was in 2012.

“He always considered his show a radio magazine, and not just a talk show. Dad loved his listeners,” said Barber’s son, Ian Barber.

Funeral services were pending.

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