Dale Dorman, a Boston area disc jockey for various radio stations for more than four decades, passed away on October 21st after a lengthy illness. He was 71.
I remember him as the host of The Breakfast Club on the now defunct Oldies 103.3 from 2003 through 2008. If you grew up in Boston during the 1970s and 1980s, you remember him as Uncle Dale who, in addition to being a radio personality, also hosted childrens’ programming on WLIV. Dorman had a quick wit, was pleasantly silly and always played a great selection of music.
Ten years ago, I had the chance to attend a dinner celebrating his years on the air. This tribute featured a performance by the ’70s disco group Tavares.
Under the circumstances, I cannot help but think of the Harry Chapin song “W.O.L.D”.