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Dead Person Of The Day December 9 – David Brudnoy

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A true legend of the broadcast airwaves and fan favorite here in the Boston area. Jon Keller of WLVI-TV, a longtime friend who produced Mr. Brudnoy’s show in the late 1970s and early ’80s had this to say about what was special about Brudnoy that made his show so resonant with the public: “But it was intelligence of a special sort, a very American sort: open and robust, not pinched and elitist. It was accessible to both the graduate student and the firefighter in Grove Hall.”

Dust….American Dust.

Kudos to the Boston Globe for another appearance on the NOR

David Brudnoy (June 5, 1940 – December 9, 2004)

Brudnoy, icon of airwaves, dies

To many, a voice of warmth, reason

By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff  |  December 10, 2004

David Brudnoy, the erudite, eclectic libertarian who for nearly three decades was a mainstay of Boston talk radio, died yesterday in Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 64. The cause was complications from Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare form of skin cancer.

In an on-air interview Wednesday, Mr. Brudnoy told listeners that the cancer had spread to his liver and kidneys. It was time, he said, to say good-bye.

“My head is completely accepting of this, he said on WBZ-AM, his home on the airwaves for the past 18 years. “I am absolutely ready.”

“A most courageous and gentle man is dead,” said John Silber, president emeritus of Boston University, where Mr. Brudnoy had taught over the years. “The loss is ours, we survivors who loved him, respected him, and engaged him in conversation for so many years.” Continue 

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