Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Walt Starling Dies

Dave Hughes is reporting on his website, dcrtv.net, that our friend Walt Starling died.
Here is his report:

Walt Starling Dies - 1/4 - Walt Starling, 52, died Tuesday. Starling, a pilot and the first airborne traffic reporter in the Washington area to become a major radio personality, was being treated at his Montgomery County home by hospice nurses and family. He was diagnosed last spring with colon cancer. More from WRC-TV, where he had most recently been a news editor and writer, WTOP, Radio And Records, Associated Press, the DC Post, and the DC Times. Dave Statter did a feature on Starling on WUSA-TV's 5 PM Tuesday newscast. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Friday, 1/7, at the First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville. A tribute will be held Saturday, 1/8, to raise funds to pay Starling's medical bills. Hosted by WMAL's David Burd, the event will take place at 6:30 PM at the Guildenhorn Recital Hall, in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, at the University Of Maryland in College Park. Many of Starling's friends will be there, including Johnny Holliday, Ed Walker, Bob Duckman, John Dowling, Scott Woodside, Andy Parks, and Chris Gordon. More at friendsofwaltstarling.com CLICK HERE

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