Known to many as Salty Sam, Willard Everett Lape Jr. was a big part of the Syracuse media and theater scenes for decades.
Lape, who passed away in September at the age of 74, spent part of his career in local radio on 570 WSYR. He was probably best known to area baby-boomers as Salty Sam, the cheerful children's television show host on channel 3.
The Syracuse New Times has more on Lape's career...
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