WARM’S CHARLIE MORGAN DIES
The late Charlie Morgan. (Photo: Citizen's Voice)If members of the WARM Sensational Seven were legends in front of the microphone, Pittston’s Charlie Morgan was one behind the scenes. It was Morgan who made those five towers of power run with their broadcast juice. Charlie was a gregarious and charismatic fellow that commanded the room when he walked in. He will be missed. Here’s his obituary.
Charles "Charlie" Thomas Morgan, 82, of Pittston, died Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was the son of the late Charles and Margaret Gallagher Morgan of Pittston. Charlie was a 1951 graduate of Pittston High School. Early in his career, he was chief engineer of WARM Radio and served until his retirement as senior vice president of radio for the parent company, Susquehanna Radio Corporation, in York. As a leader in his field, he was the chairman of the National Radio Systems Committee, a position he held for over 20 years.
In 1993, he was the recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Engineering Achievement Award. He was a charter member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and former member of the National Association of Broadcast Engineering Advisory Committee, where he served as the chairman of its AM Improvement Committee. He has written numerous published articles on the radio industry.
He was the founding owner and operator of WTLQ-FM 102.3 Pittston. He was an active member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish and a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 372, Pittston. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Genevieve Clarke Morgan, and his brother, John Morgan, Pittston.
Surviving are his three children, Chuck Morgan and wife, Cathy, Moosic; Donna Dunn and husband, Gary, La Plata, Md.; and Linda Morgan, Pittston. He has four grandchildren, Chucky IV and Colby Morgan, Moosic; and twins, Kyle and Alicia Dunn, La Plata, Md.; sister, Mary Morgan Parente and husband, Charles, Harveys Lake; brother, Joseph and wife, Carol, Binghamton, N.Y.; and sister-in-law, Mary Morgan, West Pittston; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Paul Leonard Funeral home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Charlie to the Care and Concern Food Pantry, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.