Syracuse broadcast legend Dave Laird is retiring at the end of this month, comes word today from Y94FM (WYYY) Program Director Kathy Rowe. Laird's radio career has taken him up and down the Syracuse dial ... and back and forth along Interstate 90 too.
Kathy sums it up best, so we'll just quote her words about Dave: "he worked at WHAM, WVOR & WSAY in Rochester, WMPS Memphis, WCOP Boston and locally at WNTQ (Laird & Long anyone?), WFBL, WNDR, WSEN, WEZG, and for the last 11 years at Y94FM hosting the Saturday Night Dance Party, Production Master, and vacation fill in guru."
She adds, "for many of us, Dave is a real friend and one of the finest people you'll ever know." She also says he'd be a shoo-in if there were ever a "CNY Broadcast Hall of Fame."
We're told Laird will be heading south to Tennessee, where he will -- as Kathy puts it -- "enjoy the fine weather and low taxes in them there parts." And she's not kidding about low taxes -- gas is still below $4.00 a gallon in Tennessee as we write this!