Tonight, Townsquare Media received the sad news that Country Music DJ Hall of Famer & Montana Radio Legend Lonnie Bell has passed away at the age of 98.

The news was first reported on the Lonnie Bell's Classic Country Facebook Fan Page, and confirmed by Josh Rath in communication with Ed McIntosh, who took over the program from Bell just a few years ago on The Mighty 790 KGHL in Billings.

Bell celebrated his 98th birthday July 31st, and received hundreds of responses on his social page.

Earlier this month, Lonnie was featured on KTVQ in Billings after the loss of Loretta Lynn.

As more information is released, including information on services, this article will be updated.

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