R. Peter Straus of WMCA dies at 89

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 03:13:36 EDT 2012

R Peter Straus said many times that Maxwell Richmond gave
him guidance during WMCA's glory years.

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Dan M <danmurph@rcn.com> wrote:

> From the NYT: "R. Peter Straus, who took over WMCA in New York in the late
> 1950s and turned it into one of the nation's most innovative radio
> stations, broadcasting what are regarded as the first radio editorials and
> political endorsements and helping to popularize rock 'n' roll, died on
> Monday at his home in Midtown Manhattan. He was 89..."
> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/business/r-peter-straus-wmca-radio-pioneer-dies-at-89.html?ref=obituaries

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