Friday, July 23, 2010

Dick Buckley 1925 - 2010

Chicago radio host Dick Buckley has passed away. His unmistakable voice and delivery were a weekly listen for me for many a year. When public radio station WBEZ axed Buckley's show in 2007 (along with most of their other music programming) I gave up on the station and, by and large, have never looked back.
WBEZ posted this photo and has some audio archives of Buckley's show. Listen for yourself.
There is a very thinly veiled tribute to Buckley in the book that I put in a few months ago. Like myself, the narrator loved the combination of a "vanilla milkshake voice" with expansive knowledge that Dick Buckley shared with his listeners.

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