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Michael Tunnell, a local musician and good friend of Classical 90.5 passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. Throughout his career, Tunnell recorded several albums, usually with other Louisville musicians and composers. He taught at the University of Louisville and was awarded the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music and Scholar.

Michael Tunnell performed several times for Classical 90.5’s Lunchtime Classics, most recently with his trumpet studio and friends in Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, as well as with his wife Meme.

From his performance in October:

From a 2002 performance of Michael and Meme Tunnell on Lunchtime Classics:

Daniel Gilliam is the weekday afternoon host (1-3pm) on 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, and director of radio for Louisville Public Media.