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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

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There's a link in the article which leads to WhyHunger? a food charity founded by Pete, Harry Chapin, and Bill Ayres.

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Edited by Rail Paul, 26 April 2012 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

He was an AOR radio pioneer in the 1960s. I used to listen to his Saturday show on WFUV. His career had it's ups and downs - it wasn't really his fault. The music he loved came into fashion and then gradually became less popular.

Of course it's still around. About 5 years ago I was at a show at a NJ college where he introduced some new acts along with Cheryl Wheeler. He seemed happy and relaxed, proud of what he'd done with his career.

While I knew he went to Fordham I didn't realize he was a Bronx boy. The WFUV obit mentions that he has 3 sons - one is a book editor, one a wine importer, and the 3rd is a NYC cop.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

I can't believe it.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

One of the first DJs I became aware of when I moved to NYC in 1971, & New York rock radio was still worth listening to. Sad news.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

I used to listen to him in the '80s on WNEW--him and Scott Muni.

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