Former Juneau legislator, Dennis Egan, dies at 75


Former Southeast state senator and Juneau KINY radio host Dennis Egan died June 28. He was 75. Egan passed away at an assisted-living home in Salem, Oregon, his family reported.

Egan’s daughter, Leslie, and her family, live in Oregon. Egan’s family said his wife, Linda, was with him this week.

Born March 3, 1947, he was the son of Alaska’s first governor, William “Bill” Egan. During high school, and after broadcast engineer training, he worked at KINY in the 1960s. In 1967, Egan graduated from radio operation engineering school. He served in the Alaska Army National Guard from 196...

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