Steve West

San Diego radio veteran Steve West has died at the age of 68 after years of battling several types of cancer, KNSD-TV reports. West had most recently been hosting the Sunday morning program “Legends of Alternative” on Entercom modern rock “Alt 94.9” KBZT. West is best known for his 30-year run at modern rock “91X” XTRA, which began in 1983.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am letting you know that my dear friend, OUR dear friend, father and my brother from another mother, Steve Vintner, who is known to many of us as Steve West, has passed on from this earth and made his way into radio heaven where he’s back hanging out with Biscuit,” fellow market veteran Bryan Schock wrote on Facebook. “My heart goes out to his daughter, Natasha, and to all of his immediate family and friends.”