Current Issue:



Coming Up July 28:
The 40 Most Powerful
People in Radio



Plus: The 2014 Lifetime Leadership Award


Click here to subscribe to Radio Ink.






Radio Ink Writers




















Loved Pittsburgh DJ Ted Atkins Dies of Cancer

7-20-2012

Charlie Van Dyke told Radio Ink last night, "Ted Atkins was the finest Program Director I've ever known. He is the biggest influence on how I tried to program later in my career. He was a coach, friend, motivator and mentor. My professional and personal life are richer for having been blessed to work with him for so many years. I am happy that he is free of pain. And I'm trying to get over my pain at his loss. I am one of the lucky ones who worked closely with Captain Showbiz. It is a unique and wonderful experience. God bless Ted and thank you, God, for letting me share so much time with this remarkable man.

Atkins began his radio career at KLAK in Denver in 1957. He had stops in Kansas City, Denver, Detroit's legendary CKLW, KFRC San Francisco and KHJ Los Angeles working for Bill Drake.




(7/16/2014 5:25:26 PM)
yigFMh I loved your article.Really thank you! Great.

- NY
(1/7/2014 4:41:22 PM)
5ctgFn Very informative article post.Much thanks again. Want more.

- NY
(12/14/2013 5:48:27 PM)
IVYL4c Really enjoyed this article.Much thanks again. Really Great.

- NY
(11/18/2013 11:14:53 AM)
ro92jy wow, awesome article post.Really looking forward to read more.

- NY
(10/31/2013 6:46:56 PM)
xAIIAM Thank you for your blog article.Much thanks again. Awesome.

- NY

Add a Comment | View All Comments

 

Send This Story To A Friend

 
Advertisements

Advertisements