Jack Peterson (WBSM, WLLH) has passed away

Glenn Spatola gspatola@q.com
Thu Jul 31 15:03:02 EDT 2014

This is sad news indeed.  I remember Jack doing mornings at WLLH in the 
early to mid 1970s during its top 40 days.  "Whacky Jackie" was a talented, 
down-to-earth and consistently entertaining personality.  He always came 
across as being jolly and happy.  Dave Bailey did the 7 to midnight shift at 
that time, and Chris Vaniotis worked weekends.  That was just after the Tom 
Clayton days.

Glenn Spatola

> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:34:56 -0400
> From: "Gary's Ice Cream" <gary@garysicecream.com>
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> One of the most recognizable voices in local radio has been silenced.
> WBSM's Jack Peterson passed away Tuesday evening at Hathaway Manor in New
> Bedford at the age of 70 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
> For over 50 years, Jack, whose real name was Joel Polonsky, broadcast
> throughout Massachusetts, beginning his career as a disc jockey at WLLH in
> Lowell, and shifting to WNBH in 1980. It was there he earned the nickname
> "Captain Jack", serving as a morning show host for a number of years along
> with his wife, "First Mate" Lynne.
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