Longtime Capital Region DJ Bob Mason dies

PYX 106 confirms former Capital Region DJ Bob Mason has died.

He was a familiar voice on area radio for decades, most notably as part of the "Mason & Sheehan" morning show.

In addition to his time at PYX 106, Mason worked at several other area radio stations.

John Cooper, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeart Media, PYX 106’s current owners, released this statement:

"The Mason and Sheehan Show, as well as the Mason and Nash Show, on PYX 106, were hugely popular in Capitaland through the 80’s and mid 90’s. Bob Mason, “The State Worker’s Friend”, was a larger than life personality. Hundreds of listeners attended every one of the many Breakfast Clubs. His trademarks with callers to the show included “Goodbye Dummy” and “You’re on the Nut Line” along with a cast of characters that included Uncle Vito, “Coach” Campbell, Harry Roberts, Danny Ferris, and so many more. The show also broadcast live from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Bastille Day in Paris, Octoberfest in Munich, Memphis, Las Vegas, and several times from London. Rock and Roll Heaven welcomes another!"