Montgomery Talk Radio Host Mark Montiel Dies


Well-known Montgomery radio host and attorney Mark Montiel has died.

A family member announced the death via Facebook. Alabama News Network got it confirmed from Cumulus Montgomery Operations Manager Rick Hendrick this morning.

“Working with Mark Montiel was awesome. He was very outspoken. He’s like me, just very outspoken and very opinionated which makes good radio for us here at Cumulus. It was awesome to work with him,” said Hendrick.

Montiel worked with Cumulus from 2011 to 2017 and hosted his own radio show on WLWI-AM News Radio 1440.

“He was always there for them and would always offer his services to people that needed him as an attorney outside of just being your friend. He was well-loved around here,” said Hendrick. ”

Outside of radio, Montiel worked as a private practice attorney.  He also served as a Montgomery County Circuit Judge from 1989 to 1991 before being appointed to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Montiel also ran for attorney general as a Republican in 2006.

“He was very hard working and very competent and he brought a level of enthusiasm to his work that served him and his clients well,” said Attorney Julian McPhillips.

He leaves behind three children and two grandchildren.

Circumstances about his death aren’t yet known.

Stay with Alabama News Network for updates on this story, as well as for funeral arrangements when they are announced.

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