We got word earlier this week from our friends at Bee Broadcasting in Kalispell that the great Benny Bee, Sr. passed away on Tuesday night.

"He came from Wolf Point and started a radio empire." That's how Ray Queen described the Bee Broadcasting founder. "I call him the George Steinbrenner of radio."

Ray Queen joined us on our statewide radio show, Montana Talks, to pay tribute to Benny, who started his first of several radio stations (KJJR) in Kalispell on Valentine's Day 1979.

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