Elton Spitzer, 84, Who Helped Turn WLIR Into a Radio Destination, Dies

Former WLIR/LONG ISLAND owner ELTON SPITZER, who turned the small station into a well known and admired New Wave/Alternative station has died. SPITZER passed away SUNDAY (4/19/2-16) in BALTIMORE from complications related to PARKINSON’s disease. He was 84. - See more at: AllAccess.com

 WLIR, a small rock ’n’ roll radio station on the outskirts of New York City that was struggling to carve out space for itself in a major market crowded with more powerful competitors. WLIR, broadcasting at a mere 3,000 watts from a studio in Hempstead on Long Island (its tower was in Garden City) with the slogan “Dare to be different,” made 92.7 FM a destination on the radio dial.
  NYTimes Obit  |  WLIR, WIKIPEDIA

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