Monday, March 15, 2010

Sad Radio News - Ron Lundy passes away at 75

Ted David announced on the New York Radio Message Board that Ron Lundy passed away today at age 75. One of those "Sweet Talkin' Guys" has sadly moved on to the great radio station in the sky. Right now Ron Parker is talking about Ron with Bob Shannon on WCBS-FM.

Ron was always a friend behind the mike when he was on the air. He came to New York on WABC in 1965 on the overnight shift. For most of his time there he worked from 10 AM - 2 PM. He and Dan Ingram did the last music show on WABC on May 10, 1982. Ron's voice was also heard in the movie Midnight Cowboy. From 1984 - 1997 Ron worked at WCBS-FM from 9 AM - 12 noon. Radio enthusiast Alan Berman pointed out that when Joe McCoy hired Ron at WCBS-FM, he actually made time for him by shortening other DJs shifts.

He will be sorely missed by his friends in NYC. There was an article in today's Daily News by David Hinckley saying that NYC DJ Bobby Jay travelled 10 hours from his home in Columbia, SC to see Ron one last time.

My condolences to his wife Shirley in Mississippi.

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