Condolences 2016
December 15, 2016

As we wrap up another year, NTS MediaOnline Today pauses to remember our industry friends and colleagues who ‘hung up their headphones’ for the final time in 2016:

Former WPRO/Providence talk host and controversial two-time mayor of the city, Buddy Cianci … Rochester, NY radio legend Nick Nickson … Motor Racing Network anchor Barney Hall … Former Dallas and Los Angeles talk host Benjamin Dover … Comedy and radio legend Bob Elliott … Longtime Portland, OR Talk radio personality Dave Anderson … Retired network veteran Ron Werth … Longtime KFGO/Fargo broadcaster Scott Miller … Former broadcast radio and music industry exec Ric Lippincott … Industry veteran and sales trainer Jim ‘Taz’ Taszareck  Former WOAI/San Antonio news anchor Bob Guthrie … Legendary Top 40 radio DJ Charlie Tuna … Respected radio industry veteran John Rook … Legendary radio programmer Ron ‘Whodaguy’ Jacobs. 

Longtime San Diego radio broadcaster Ernie MyersLegendary Philadelphia radio and TV host Harry Gross Major League Baseball legend turned popular sports broadcaster Joe Garagiola Longtime Denver radio personality Paul “Mr. Fix-it” MacGregorWBBM-AM/Chicago traffic reporter and longtime Windy City broadcaster David Mitchell Pioneering Talk radio host Dr. Toni Grant Longtime urban radio personality Doug Banks.

KPCC/Los Angeles Morning Edition host Steve JulianLegendary WOOD/Grand Rapids personality Bruce GrantArizona Broadcasters Hall of Famer and publishing executive Bill Phalen … Longtime CBS News reporter and 60 Minutes anchor Morley Safer KARN-FM/Little Rock morning news anchor Gary DiGiuseppe KARN/Little Rock anchor/reporter Donna Kelley … Rochester, NY radio marketing and promotion pro Orest Hrywnak Syndicated Talk radio host, actor and founder Jerry Doyle … WGOW/Chattanooga sports reporter and talk host Gary ‘Dr. Basketball’ Haskew.

Longtime WCBM/Baltimore host Tom Marr … E.W. Scripps/Tucson morning news and traffic reporter Bruce Daniels … Legendary WISM/Madison, WI newsman Bill Short … Los Angeles marketing and promotions pro Karen Tobin … RBR founder and publisher Jim Carnagie … Pioneering KXIC/Iowa City host Dottie Ray … Former WJBO/Baton Rouge morning co-host Kevin Meeks … Longtime nationally syndicated personality Dr. Joy Browne … KTKK/Salt Lake City host Jim Kirkwood … Former KKOB/Albuquerque broadcaster and 41-year voice of University of New Mexico football and basketball Mike Roberts … San Antonio radio and television icon Ricci Ware … Chicago radio legend Herb Kent … Former WOAI/San Antonio PD and host Pat Rodgers … Former WOWO/Ft. Wayne personality and 63-year voice of Ft. Wayne Komets hockey Bob Chase … Controversial St. Louis talk host and community activist Richard ‘Onion’ Horton … Music industry executive and founder of the T.J. Martell Foundation Tony Martell … KRDO/Colorado Springs morning co-anchor Paul Richards … Former WNEW-AM/New York personality and recording artist Jim Lowe … Longtime WBAL/Baltimore host Allan Prell.