He went by many names: Salty Sam, Bill Everett, and Epal. Willard Everett Jr. died Sunday at the age of 74 after a long illness.
Everett was probably best known as a children's television entertainer, but during his long Syracuse broadcast career he spent 30 years at 570 WSYR beginning in 1961. He got his start in radio at WAER while attending Syracuse University.
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