A. Joseph Ross
Fri Feb 8 02:00:00 EST 2008
On 7 Feb 2008 at 1:53, thomas heathwood wrote:
> For those who have not heard, longtime WBZ veteran, Dick Tucker,
> passed away last week at age 87 in a N.H. nursing home. It is said
> that the GLOBE will be printing details shortly. Dick was one of the
> nicest people in the old radio business. Tom Heathwood 2/7
That's too bad. I was once on the air with him. Back in 1953
(Columbus Day, I think), my father took me to the WBZ studios on
Soldiers Field Road, where there was a live radio show with a studio
audience going on, hosted by Dick Tucker. I also remember seeing
Lindey Miller, whom I recognized from a local show on Channel 4. And
there was a female vocalist named "Marilyn." At some point, while
Marilyn was in the audience, with a portable microphone, she saw me
and must have decided "there's a cute kid" and began singing right at
me. I was 8 years old at the time.
So when she finished, Dick Tucker told her to "get that kid's name."
So she put the microphone in front of me, and I told my name. Dick
Tucker asked who that was next to me, a friend? I answered, "My
father." He said, "Well, your father is a friend, isn't he?" I
So that was my first time on the radio.
But wait, there's more! Several years ago, I told that story in this
forum, and I got an e-mail from Dick Tucker himself.
One of the lousy things about getting older is seeing all those
important people of an earlier time pass on.
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