Monty DuPuy, local broadcasting legend, passed away Saturday, at the age of 85. I consider myself very lucky to have idolized Monty, as a child, and work closely with him later. As a twenty year old, I was hired by WFBC Radio. Billy Powell, the program director was showing me around. While in the main studio, I met Stowe Hoyle and Monty DuPuy. Wow! To me, it was like meeting movie stars. It was such a thrill, to be working overnight, and at about 6 a.m. to be able to say, "Monty in the Morning" is next. Years later, at WMYI, he was my weatherman. That was so weird. I was the host and he was my weatherman. It didn't seem right. I remember feeling so intimidated, trying to do something that he could do so much better.