Ex-WLLH Personality Ed McMahon Has Passed Away

Mark Watson markwats@comcast.net
Tue Jun 23 17:32:40 EDT 2009

   Ed McMahon, who spent 30 years as Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" 
sidekick, as well as hosting "Star Search" for several years, has passed 
away at the age of 86. McMahon's broadcasting career began at WLLH back in 
the 1930's, while attending Lowell High School. In 1996, McMahon appeared on 
WLLH once again during a special live remote broadcast hosted by the late 
Paul Sullivan as the City of Lowell honored him with a park bench named for 
him on the downtown Lowell campus of Middlesex Community College, the bench 
placed in the spot where the Rex Center, the home of WLLH's Lowell studio 
once stood.

  A link to the Lowell Sun website with a file photo of McMahon sitting on 
his bench in 1996:


Mark Watson 

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