Tuesday, March 24, 2009

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #558

























PHOTO INDEX: LEN WOLOSON WITH TONY BENNETT, A 1969 PROMOTIONAL PHOTO WHEN WOLOSON RETURNED TO WARM AS "THE MORNING MAYOR", WOLOSON BEING GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY WARM STAFF, A 1970 WARM SURVEY SHEET AND A BIO PICTURE USED IN HIS BROADCAST CAREER.

LEN WOLOSON DIES

Former WARM Radio employee Joe Middleton broke this news on the NEPA Radio Board about Len Woloson.
Len Woloson, a native of Nanticoke and an original member of the WARM "Sensational Seven", passed away in Las Vegas, NV. Len had been ill for a few yrs. and was under Hospice care.
Len joined WARM as the initial over nite personality known as" The All Night Satellite"from midnght till six in the orbit that clicks. Len joined WARM from WPTS in Pittston. Len later moved on to other markets, including Detroit where he worked at ABC's WXYZ, under the air name of Pat Murphy. Len returned to WARM as the Morning Mayor in 1970. He left WARM in Spring of 1972 just missing the Agnes Flood . In Vegas his first radio gig was with KENO. He worked at other Vegas outlets too. In addition he was used as a swingman on KMBC in L.A. Len is survived by his wife Micky and two children. Another wonderful talent silenced. May he rest in peace.

WARM TRIBUTE

WARM Radio, operating as True Oldies Channel did a tribute to the one of the station's founding fathers. Brian Hughes produced it.

THAT BEAUTIFUL CHILD!!!!

He was fond of saying he was "the winner of the Honeypot beautiful child" contest. Len Woloson it can be argued was a real beaut! I never met the man but felt I knew him from his on air antics at WARM Radio. He was a master of the radio drop ins where he'd use hundreds of sound effects records to make a gag run just right. Before computers and high tech, Woloson used his hands and guile to pull off a radio production each and every day. Even in his later years, he never seemed to lose the buoyancy that was a hallmark of his personality. On that wonderful radio documentary produced by WVIA TV, Woloson exclaimed, "We would've worked for free at WARM. If we had to, we'd work at the A&P and do it for nothing. But thank God we didn't have to do that". One by one, the building blocks of WARM are disappearing. But we have memories. And Len Woloson gave WARM listeners a ton, in Act I as The All Nite Satellite and again in Act II as the Morning Mayor.
At the end of his Morning Show, Woloson sometimes ended with a version of this song:
And finally, to the winner of the Honeypot Beautiful Child contest, a closing musical tribute.


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