Saturday, March 5, 2016

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #338

WARM'S KING ARTHUR KNIGHT PASSES
One of the original members of the WARM Original Sensation Seven passed away. This came from the WPRO Providence Radio website.
Knight started at WARM at the age of 21 and was regarded as one of the pioneers of the Mighty 590. Here is his obit from that radio website.
Former WPRO personality Arthur Ralph Osterhout, known on the air as “King Arthur Knight,” died on February 26. He was 79. Knight was the afternoon host on WPRO from 1983-1989. Born in Scranton on Aug. 11, 1936, son of the late Arthur Sr. and Mary Davis Osterhout, Art was a graduate of West School High School, class of 1954, before attending the University of Scranton. 
In 1958, at age 21, Art, otherwise known by his broadcasting name, “King Arthur Knight,” began his career as a radio DJ with WARM in Scranton. In 1962, he accepted the job as program director for WICE in Providence, R.I. Art eventually accepted a position as the night talk show host for WMEX in Boston, a top 10 national radio station. He returned to WICE in 1978, before taking a position at WPRO in 1982. In 2012, he was honored by being inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. He is survived by his three children, Arthur Osterhout III, Raleigh, N.C.; Deborah Yavorek, Selinsgrove; and Patricia Osterhout and husband, Robert Puharic, Pennsburg; three granddaughters, Kathryn Esquer and husband, Francisco; Abby and Jillian Yavorek; and his beloved cousins from the Davis and McDonnell families. 
Art leaves behind his loving friend and companion of more than 30 years Carole Gray of Providence, R.I. Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA, by the Rev. Earl O. Cassel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411.

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