Austin Of Boston Has Passed

Rick Kelly
Mon Jun 5 22:44:32 EDT 2006

On 6/5/06, Mark Watson <> wrote:

>   Former Oldies 103.3 morning host Austin of Boston passed away Sunday June
> 4th. Austin (real name Malcolm Soll) also used the air name Austin Davis
> when he co-hosted mornings on WSRS Worcester after leaving WODS. Most
> recently, Austin had been doing some weekend & fill ins at WROR.

A truly nice guy.  Before WODS went on (1986?), he was at WMRQ/103.3 -
the format before oldies.  I liked listening to WMRQ here in
Springfield... they came in pretty well much of the time, and had an
interesting and eclectic music mix.  Like the rest of the dozen or so
listeners WMRQ had, I was pretty shocked when they switched over to
oldies.  I called the station and Austin answered the phone.  We
talked for about 20 minutes about the change.  He stated he had come
to WMRQ from WLIR on Long Island, he really liked the eclectic format
WMRQ had at the time and  pondered his fate.  It's a conversation I'll
always remember because he was professional, personable and wasn't
above talking to a listener on the phone.   May he rest in peace.

Rick Kelly

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