Top 40 Radio Pioneer Dan Ingram Dies At 83.



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 Daniel Trombley Ingram (September 7, 1934 – June 24, 2018) was an American Top 40 radio disc jockey with a fifty-year career on radio stations such as WABC and WCBS-FM in New York City.

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Former ‘NBC Nightly News’ Correspondent Richard Valeriani Dies at 85



Richard Valeriani (August 29, 1932 – June 18, 2018) was an American journalist who was a White House correspondent and diplomatic correspondent with NBC News in the 1960s and 1970s. He previously covered the Civil Rights Movement for the network and was seriously injured when hit in the head with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama, in 1965 in which Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. In July 1962, he interviewed Marion King, the wife of Slater King, who had been beaten by policemen in Camilla, Georgia, while trying to take clothes to jailed civil rights protesters from Albany, Georgia. Valeriani portrayed himself as a reporter for CNN from the deck of the French aircraft carrier Foch in the 1995 film Crimson Tide, providing the opening newscast which sets up the plot....WIKIPEDIA

Murray Fromson (September 1, 1929 – June 9, 2018) was a CBS correspondent

Both as a correspondent and producer, Fromson covered some of the major news events of the past half century, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Leonid Brezhnev years of the former Soviet Union, conflicts in Malaya, Indonesia, Burma, and developments in China. In early 1968, while reporting the Vietnam War for CBS News, Fromson was injured by rocket fire, during the battle for Khe Sanh following the Tet Offensive. He then returned to the U.S. where he worked for CBS out of Chicago. In the United States, he reported presidential politics, civil rights, the anti-war movement, and the conspiracy trial in Chicago (the trial of the so-called "Chicago Seven"). When the Richard Nixon Justice Department threatened to subpoena journalists' notes and television outtakes in the late 1960s, Fromson proposed the formation of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He and his CBS colleagues were awarded two Overseas Press Club awards for their reporting on the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 12, 2018)

American sportscaster, known for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006). While he covered a variety of sports over his 40-year career, he is best known for his coverage of college football (1952–2006), and his distinctive voice,with its deep cadence and operatic tone considered "like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college football." WIKIPEDIA

Alan Bleviss, Veteran Voice-Over Artist, Is Dead at 76

Alan David Bleviss (August 6, 1941 - December 30, 2017) was a Canadian born voice actor who had been a resident of the United States since 1976. In 1991, he was described as one of the "top names" in the business. His voice over career spanned nearly four decades. He was a past president of the Civil War Token Society. Bleviss did voice over work for the coming attraction trailers for hundreds of Hollywood movies, especially those made by Miramax His corporate clients included American Express, AT&T, Canada Dry and Kodak. He did political work for the National Abortion Rights Action League and many Democratic Party campaigns, including the 1988 campaign of Michael Dukakis for President.


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We are saddened to learn of the death of a friend and broadcast colleague... Dave Shayer

Dave was a true friend whose good times and unique sense of humor will not be forgotten.
A member of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia where you will find this bio.

'Chickenman' Dick Orkin dies -


Dick Orkin (July 9, 1933 – December 24, 2017) was an award-winning voice actor and commercial radio producer who created the series Chickenman and The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy. His voice was used in many radio advertisements and public-service announcements. Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Orkin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theater from Franklin and Marshall College. He received a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute, and attended Yale Drama School, studying for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater. WIKIPEDIA

Stan Brooks, CBS Radio, WINS has died

Stanley Bertram "Stan" Brooks (January 24, 1927 – December 23, 2013) was an American radio broadcaster for CBS Radio. Brooks began his career in 1962 at WINS, found in the metropolitan New York City area at 1010 on the AM radio dial. When the decision was made by station owner Westinghouse to take it from a mixed radio and news format to an all-news one, he was enlisted to help organize the transition. The changeover took place on April 19, 1965. WIKIPEDIA

Lou Adler, a Fixture of New York Radio News, Dies at 88

Louis Charles Adler (April 18, 1929 – December 22, 2017) was an American radio journalist, director of Quinnipiac University's Ed McMahon Mass Communication Center, and also was Quinnipiac's Fred Friendly-endowed Professor of Broadcast Journalism. Adler was born in Jamestown, New York. A longtime morning news anchor on WCBS in New York, Adler was credited with popularizing the "talk news radio" format on WCBS during the late 1960s. From 1969 to 1980, Adler also served as WCBS' general manager and/or news director, (sometimes concurrently.) After his retirement, he became owner of WKFD, an AM radio station in Wickford, Rhode Island. He died on December 22, 2017 in Meriden, Connecticut at the age of 88 from Alzheimer's disease....(Wikipedia)

Longtime Sportscaster Dick Enberg Found Dead at Home at 82

Richard Alan Enberg (February 28, 1935 – December 21, 2017)

Retired Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, who provided play-by-play for numerous sporting events on radio and television for nearly six decades, died on Thursday. He was 82. Barbara Enberg, Dick’s widow, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that she believes the cause of death was a heart attack. Enberg was known for his signature “Oh, my!” as well as his “Touch ‘em all!” home run call. More than half a century ago, Enberg received his first full-time broadcasting gig for KTLA in Los Angeles. He was an American sportscaster. He provided play-by-play for various sports on numerous radio and television networks (including NBC, CBS, and ESPN), and for individual teams, over the course of an approximately 60-year career. Enberg was well known for his signature on-air catchphrases "Touch 'em all" (for home runs) and "Oh, my!" (for particularly exciting and outstanding athletic plays). He also announced or hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade for many years, sometimes with the help of family members. Enberg retired from broadcasting in 2016. WIKIPEDIA

Charles Osgood to retire from ‘The Osgood File'


 More than a year after leaving his iconic perch as host of “CBS Sunday Morning,” the beloved broadcaster Charles Osgood announced he’s retiring from “The Osgood File” due to health concerns, ending an illustrious broadcasting career. WPIX

Radio DJ Helen Borgers, L.A.'s longtime voice of jazz, dies at 60



LA TIMES OBIT Helen Borgers, the legendary DJ on KKJZ (K-Jazz) for 38 years, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 after complications from surgery. She was 60. Friends said Borgers will be remembered for her infectious laugh. In a 2012 K-Jazz YouTube video, Borgers broke through the soft jazz music as she showed a contest winner the audio board she worked with every day.PRESS TELEGRAM

ABC announcer Charlie Hughes based in Washington DC

Charles Robert Hughes, Sept. 7, 1931 - July 7, 2016 Hughes graduated from Fordham University (ROTC) in 1953, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Charlie began his Broadcasting Career in 1947 at the age of 16 as a part time announcer at a Military Base in Grinzing, Austria while his father worked for the State Department. Charlie worked for Fordham University Radio station WFUV while attending college. After graduating college, he moved back to Washington DC to accept an announcer position at WGMS and later WTOP. Charlie served in the Korean War and was stationed at Loring Air Force Base. He then served in the Air Force Reserves for 18 years as announcer for syndicated programs for the US Air Force including Serenade in Blue in the 1960's.. Following active duty, he returned to WTOP as a Radio and TV announcer where he met his future wife Ann Powley. They were married in 1957. While at WTOP he hosted American Airlines popular classical music program Music 'Til Dawn. He was hired by the local ABC TV Station WJLA in 1962 where he worked for a short period of time before moving onto the ABC Network where he remained for 33 years as the national TV announcer for news shows originating out of Washington DC. His career also included freelance broadcasting for Voice of America, Government Agencies, and many commercial organizations. Charlie announced the Presidential Inaugural Balls for Presidents George H.W. Bush, and William J. Clinton. ----(Legacy . com)

circa 1965...
SERENADE IN BLUE

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