Lawrence was half of the award-winning radio morning show “Mike and Dana” which entertained audiences in West Texas for 25-plus years. According to a statement, Lawrence passed away Saturday night at the couple’s home in New Mexico, where they had retired to in December of 2014.
Their morning show was honored by the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association and the Country Radio Broadcasters. Moesch said Mike and Dana will be honored with induction into the Country Radio Hall of Fame next month. The ceremony will take place at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville on June 22.
“The entire KICKS 99 Family is devastated by the sudden passing of Mike Lawrence,” Moesch said in the press release. “Our prayers and condolences go out to Mike's wife and partner Dana and to their entire family. He, along with Dana, provided so much joy to West Texas listeners and was extremely active in the community supporting and raising money for many charities including Children's Miracle Network. Mike will be greatly missed.”