Boston radio DJ Dale Dorman has died. He joined WRKO-AM in 1968, the same year that WBCN-FM went from Classical to counter-culture. Dale provided the perfect contrast to the underground sound of ‘BCN. He was a DJ with a distinctive voice and personality that was just right for the Top 40 format — top 30 at ‘RKO — and he was essential to helping ‘RKO become a longtime ratings leader.
Don’t worry, there’s still time to write to the Great Pumpkin, even by snail mail. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will be on ABC-TV this Thursday at 8 PM ET.
The family of Jack Kirby has accepted what is reportedly a favorable settlement with Disney-Marvel for both money and credit, which means I should be able to watch this movie next year guilt-free.