Frank Tavares, The Voice Of NPR For 30 Years....RIP

If you’re an NPR listener, then you knew Frank Tavares. For many years, he’s been called “The Most Heard Voice” on public radio. Listeners across the country have heard him dozens of times a day as the man who said “Support for NPR comes from NPR member stations and . . . .” Tavares was the single voice announcing the funding credits after every national news and information program from the 1980s through the fall of 2013. He has been writing his entire professional life, but only started publishing fiction a dozen years ago and his short stories have appeared in a variety of literary journals including Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, Story Quarterly, and The GW Review. He is also one of the founding editors and an active member of the editorial board of The Journal of Radio and Audio Media. Most recently Tavares was a professor of organizational communication at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, but he also taught radio, television, and film at California State University, Fresno.

 Tavares was recently diagnosed with ALS, and died Monday 30 DEC 2019 in Florida. NPR

RIP...Alexander Vanocur, January 8, 1928 – September 16, 2019


American television journalist who focused on national electoral politics. Vanocur served as White House correspondent and national political correspondent for NBC News in the 1960s and early 1970s. He was one of the questioners at the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960 and was also chosen as one of the questioners in the 1992 presidential debate[6] as well as one of NBC's "four horsemen," its floor reporters at the political conventions in the 1960s—the other three were John Chancellor, Frank McGee, and Edwin Newman. After leaving NBC in 1971, Vanocur worked for PBS and as a television writer for The Washington Post. He joined ABC News in 1977 and worked there until 1991.

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Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75


Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75. Roberts died Tuesday September 17, 2019. because of complications from breast cancer, according to a family statement. NPR Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (née Boggs; December 27, 1943 – September 17, 2019), known as Cokie Roberts, was an American journalist and bestselling author. Her career included decades as a political reporter and analyst for National Public Radio and ABC News. WIKIPEDIA

RIP..TV Pioneer Gene Crane



Gene Crane, a legendary Philadelphia broadcaster with a career spanning half a century, has passed away. Crane died peacefully on Monday August 26, 2019 at the age of 99, according to his stepdaughter.
Crane’s career in broadcasting began in 1941 when he worked as an announcer at WJTN Radio while attending Syracuse University in Jamestown, New York. He then served four years in the United States Army in World War II before moving to Philadelphia in 1946, where he worked as a radio announcer for WCAU. After being let go and working briefly at WIP, Crane returned to "WCAU-TV 10" as one of Philadelphia's pioneer television personalities.


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