Wednesday, April 18, 2012

America's Oldest Teenager Has Passed

The legendary TV/Radio host Mr. Dick Clark has passed away on the morning of April 18th of a "massive heart attack". He was known as "America's Oldest Teenager" because he was up on all of the current styles of popular music and he never seemed to age. However, Dick Clark was 82 when he passed away. He's been responsible for launching many careers over the years. He started off at Syracuse University working at a country station and going by the name Dick Clay. He would eventually move to another station in Philly where he began hosting a show called "Bandstand". The show was picked up by ABC in 1957 and ran until 1987. He then launched a syndicated radio show under his own company name United Stations Radio Network (aka UNISTAR) that he eventually sold to Westwood One in 1994. A year later he started a new network and a new countdown show that he hosted until 2004 when he suffered a serious heart attack that kept him form hosting his New Years Rockin Eve ever since. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife Kari and three children Rac, Duane and Cindy. From all of us in radio, thank Mr. Clark for showing us how to do it right. Job well done, now rest in peace.

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