Tag: Farewell

Former WSEN Employee Dies

Update (3/9/08): Service Arrangements and obituary "Uncle" Fred Horton passed away Tuesday morning in Erie, PA, according to Horton most recently worked for WXTA there, and formerly worked at WSEN. His family has established a memorial fund to cover medical expenses.

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Chester Whiteside dies at 82

MONTROSE, AL -- Chester Whiteside certainly made his mark in Syracuse.  Whiteside was the city's first black disc jockey, working at 570 WSYR and 1260 WNDR during the 1960s, its first black television commentator, and Syracuse's first black firefighter. He also played a key role in establishing the Jerry Rescue monument in Clinton Square.  Whiteside died […]

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Memorial service planned for Sheryl Nathans

A memorial service to remember Syracuse television and radio journalist Sheryl Nathans is being held on Wednesday, May 1 at Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus.

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Sheryl Nathans dies of cancer

Former Syracuse television news anchor and investigative reporter Sheryl Nathans died yesterday in a Pennsylvania hospice.   Nathans, 55, who was diagnosed with incurable cancer two months ago, chose to "go quietly into the night" instead of fighting the disease with conventional treatments.

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New Times remembers 'Dandy Dan'

Following the death earlier this month of Syracuse radio legend 'Dandy Dan' Leonard, Syracuse New Times writers Allen Czelusniak and Bill DeLapp have put together a retrospective of Leonard's career which included a stint as a New Times writer in the 1970's.  (Link to original article at is no longer active.)

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'Dandy Dan' Leonard dies in California

Dan Leonard brought rock and rock to Syracuse radio and went on to become one of the market's legendary jocks. Leonard, who spent 27 years on the air in central New York starting in 1954 at WNDR, died Feb. 11 from cancer in California at the age of 75.

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Remembering those we lost in 2001

The Syracuse radio community said goodbye to several broadcast veterans this year.

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Former news anchor Ron Curtis dies

Local television news legend Ron Curtis died yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer. Curtis, who began his long television career at channel 5 in 1960, started out in radio at the age of 15 when he dropped out of Solvay high school to take an announcing job at WFBL AM.

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Nelson Guyette dead at 68

Former Syracuse radio personality Nelson Guyette passed away on Thursday, October 4 in Rochester.

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Neil Sullivan loses battle with cancer

Former 93Q staff member Neil Sullivan died on Thursday, 9/13 after a short battle with lung cancer. Sullivan, who most recently worked as program director of WMEQ in Maine, was a 20-year radio veteran who also spent time in Worcester, Milford, and on Cape Cod. Funeral services are scheduled for this Friday, 9/21 in Dennis, […]

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