Our good friend and WMNF Radio Host Warren Elly loses battle with cancer

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The Times reported this a few days ago:


After his retirement from WTVT-TV we were honored to have Warren volunteer here at WMNF 88.5FM. He hosted The Last Call- bringing some of his best sources to the program as guests. His extensive experience covering the local news scene news made it a “must-listen” program. Behind the scenes Warren was generous- working with our reporters to help them improve their writing and delivery skills. On the air he called it as he saw it and explored a wide range of topics from the state of the media, to the legislature, immigration, law enforcement, nude dancing, homelessness, farmworkers, the local brewing industry, elections and local history.

Warren was humble, warm and caring. You’d never know that he had been a “TV star” having covered some of the biggest news stories of the past four decades. He was down to earth and approachable. WMNF is better off for the time Warren spent here. We just wish it had been a lot longer. Elly is survived by his wife, three sons and grandchildren. Our best to Lona and his family.

A visitation for Elly will be held from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Bayshore Presbyterian Church, 2515 Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. A celebration of life service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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