Ted Wygant (1933-2018)

Via Facebook and Ronn Owens, we receive the news that Ted Wygant, longtime news anchor of KGO (810 AM) with Jim Dunbar, has passed away. He was 85 years old. Ted was elected to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2009, and had been living in Surprise, Arizona, since his retirement from KGO. Additional information to follow.     

John Mack Flanagan (1946-2018)

It is with great sorrow that the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame notes the passing of John Mack Flanagan, one of the greatest voices in broadcasting and a member of BARHOF’s Class of 2017. John passed away on Saturday (March 31) after bravely battling a series of health issues for the past few years. He was 71 years old. John arrived in the Bay Area in the 1970s after a radio odyssey that began on August 15,… Read the full post

Radio Icon Ed McLaughlin Dies

San Francisco born-and-bred Ed McLaughlin, who rose from a part-time program host to become one of the titans of broadcasting, died on January 18, 2018. He was 91 years old. Mr. McLaughlin joined the Army fresh out of high school in 1943 near the end of World War II, then was recalled to duty in England during the Korean War to arrange entertainment for the troops. He graduated from San Francisco State on the GI Bill, with a degree in Broadcasting. His first… Read the full post

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