Longtime WZLX morning radio host Kevin Karlson Has Passed Away

Boston radio has lost a local legend Classic rock radio station WZLX on Friday announced the passing of Kevin Karlson, who worked as a morning drive talk show host in Boston for nearly 20 years.

“It is with great sadness that 100.7 WZLX shares news of the unexpected passing of our friend, Kevin Karlson,” the Medford-based station said in a statement. “For almost 20 years, Kevin helped wake up Boston with humor and classic rock.”

WZLX didn’t specify how Karlson died, but fellow station employee Chuck Nowlin said he passed away in his sleep.