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Les Kinsolving, retired radio talk show host and conservative gadfly, dies

Les Kinsolving, retired radio talk show host and conservative gadfly, dies

Charles Lester “Les” Kinsolving, a retired WCBM-AM conservative talk radio personality and political gadfly who hosted the show “Uninhibited Radio” for 28 years, died of heart disease and dementia Dec. 4 at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 90.

Mr. Kinsolving, whose bright-red blazer and outrageous talk show earned him national renown, was a “throwback to radio yesteryear [who] tries to shock, outrage and prod the world around him with his commentary,” according to a 1998 profile in The Sun.

“From the loud red jacket to his blustery delivery,” the article said, “Kinsolving guarantees a scene every time he walks into the room.”

Born in New York City and raised in West...

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