Tuesday, October 13, 2009
RIP: Alan Dary
Alan H. Dary died of kidney failure 10/2 after a brief illness. He had been in hospice care in Manchester, NH since Monday. Alan was 89 years old.
Born in Shelton, CT, his first radio job was at WSUN in St. Petersburg, FL in 1946. He later worked at WBRY in Waterbury, CT before moving to WORL in Boston from 1951-56, where his music show was called the "Dary-Go-Round."
From 1956-61 Alan was one of the inaugural crew of local disc jockeys at WBZ in Boston. His original airshift there started at 10:20 at night.
From 1961-63 Alan returned to WORL for a mid-day music show. From 1963-74 he was part of the airstaff at WHDH in Boston. From 1974-76 Alan worked at WMEX in Boston. An avid Red Sox fan, the WMEX duties involved hosting a pre-game show from the bleachers at Fenway Park where he awarded prizes to fans who could answer baseball trivia questions correctly.
In 1977 Alan and his late wife, Charlotte, moved to Londonderry, NH. He hosted the morning show on WGIR AM in Manchester for three years, later working at WKBR in Manchester and returning to Boston when the former WXKS AM featured a nostalgia format.
Here is Alan's page on the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasting.
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