Longtime El Paso radio DJ Lorraine Austin has died

EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – Lorraine Austin Arrambide, the voice behind many El Pasoan lunchtime rides for years, died this weekend from a year-long battle with pancreatitis.

Austin has worked as a radio personality at KHEY, KISS-FM and most notably, The Fox 92.3, where she hosted the noon station for over a decade.

His death was confirmed by his sister, who posted the following on her Facebook page on Sunday, December 26.

“In the name of Lorraine ‘Lori’s It is with great sadness that I inform you that yesterday early in the morning, Lorraine took her angel wings and is now in Heaven with her beloved family and her furry babies who came before her. She has had health problems lately, and although she is gone, she is at peace and will not suffer any more. We are already feeling her loss and we thank you all for the friendship and the love that you have given her throughout her wonderful life. We are organizing the details of the funeral and will update the details when we have them, “it read.


Austin’s longtime friend ESPN 600 radio host Steve Kaplowitz said she had no insurance at the time of her death. He now hopes El Paso reunites to give back to his family and provide them with a proper funeral.

According to those who knew her, Austin was a die-hard 49ers fan, pet lover, and fiercely loyal friend.


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