LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Longtime radio broadcaster Harry Birrell has died at the age of 85, KNX 1070 Newsradio announced Sunday.

KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reports that Birrell remained part of the station for 31 years.

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Born in Steubenville, Birrell worked at many stations before joining the station in 1968 — the same year KNX first adopted an all-news format.

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Birrell anchored the news until 1993, covering some of the most important stories of the day. He then became the station’s Ventura County correspondent. Birrell retired in 1999.

“An impeccable broadcaster. A truly fine gentlemen. And it was an honor to work with Harry Birrell,” said Business Editor Frank Mottek.

Birrell resided in Thousand Oaks up until his death.

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Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.