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 Myers … Legendary 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” MacGregor … WBBM-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 Julian … Legendary WOOD/Grand Rapids personality Bruce Grant … Arizona 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 EpicTimes.com 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.