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Longtime local radio personality passes away unexpectedly

FAIRHAVEN, Mass (WPRI) -- A longtime radio show host on Fun 107 has passed away. 

According to, J.R. Reitz died unexpectedly at his home Monday morning.

J.R. made his debut on the Fairhaven-based radio station back in 1994 and was on the air until 2013, when he retired as program director and morning show host. 

He returned to the airwaves in 2018 for an afternoon news show on AM radio - 1420 WBSM. 

J.R. co-hosted the "J.R. and Sharon Morning Show" for several years alongside Sharon Fogaren, who died following a battle with cancer back in 2009. 

Funeral arrangements for J.R. have not yet been announced. 

Here's a video from J.R.'s last day at Fun 107 in 2013. 

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