MICKEY MANTLE GONE @ 20 YEARS
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the WARMland generation’s iconic baseball slugger Mickey Mantle. Mantle died on August 13th, 1995 after a battle with cancer. When WARM was the King of the airwaves in the 60s Mickey Mantle was essentially the King of baseball.
Whenever Mantle hit big for the Yankees, WARM Radio’s Morning newscaster Jack Doniger made sure to highlight it in his news reports. When WARM turned into a Sports Talk Radio Station, Mantle was the subject of many comments on who was the best baseball players of the 50s and 60s.
Then, oin the 80s when Mantle visited Wilkes Barre WARM Radio made sure they were on hand t capture the moment. WARM at that time was a hybrid format but one of the cornerstone of the broadcast day was The Ron Allen Sports Line. Mantle held a press conference at The Station Hotel Complex (now in ruins due to neglect) talking baseball.
In the photo below you’ll see former WARM Sensational 7 member Tommy Woods (who was at WTOP in Washington as well as Ron Allen. WARM Sports, representing the heavy hitter radio station always made sure they made an appearance when a sports heavy hitter had something to say. This year on August 13th, the 20th anniversary of Mantle’s death, WARM will be in the mix again as CBS Sports Radio now broadcasting on the former Mighty 590 will reflect on the slugger's life and career.