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Lonnie Bells Rings in His 90th Birthday

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For five decades, Lonnie Bell has been on the airwaves in the Magic City and surrounding area.  Bell is a well known disc jockey, with connections to some of country music's biggest names: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Travis, and John Prine, just to name a few.

Bell's family and friends came from all over Montana and the country to celebrate this milestone.

Bell's granddaughter, Marti Bell, said she teenager when she realized how special her grandfather was to a lot of people. Before that, she thought everyone's grandfather shared stories about discovering some of country music's biggest talents.

Bell's wife, Marty Bell, says her husband's down-to-earth, open-book personality is what draws people to him and allowed him to have such an amazing life and career.

Lonnie shared a lot about his time spent in the broadcast industry. Watch the story to see how Lonnie ended up in Billings.

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