We here at ABC 7 and FOX 22 along with the greater Bangor community are mourning the loss of our beloved colleague and long-time radio personality Gene Hardin.
Gene passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day.
He began working at Channel 7 when he was just a teenage boy and he has done nearly every job in the building, from working as a cameraman, directing and most recently as promotions manager and public service director.
To radio listeners, Gene was known as DJ, J.J. West, and he worked at several radio stations in Bangor and Ellsworth for more than 30 years.
In addition to working at ABC 7 and FOX 22, Gene worked for Townsquare Media on Q106.5 FM.
He is survived by his wife Judy, their four children and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.