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SAD NEWS - Stan Martin Dies at 64

Veteran radio broadcaster Stan Martin, 64, passed away Tuesday morning, January 28, 2003 at Lenox Hill Hospital from complications following a stroke.

Stan Martin was best known to radio audiences as the host of "The WQEW Cabaret," "Class Reunion" and "Stan Martin & Friends," on WQEW-AM, the Home of American Popular Standards, a station he created in 1992.

Prior to WQEW, Martin was one of the first radio personalities on the ground breaking Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX-FM "Pix Penthouse." He then joined WHN-AM the New York market's first country music station, followed by the all-sports station WFAN-AM. From 1972 through 1982, he was a major on-air personality at WNEW-AM until he became the nationally syndicated host, producer and writer of "Solid Gold Country," heard in over 200 markets on Dick Clark's United States Radio Networks. Martin served as Program Director of WPEN-AM in Philadelphia and led that station to win the Marconi Award for "Nostalgia Station of the Year" from the National Association of Broadcasters.

In 1992, Martin transformed The New York Times' AM outlet into the most significant brand of commercial radio by naming it "WQEW-AM: The Home of American Popular Standards." He served as Program Director, Vice President/Station Manager and Acting General Manager while maintaining an on-air show. His recent syndicated radio programs featured live music broadcasts of top name artists, demonstrating the very best of New York nightlife.

Stan Martin is survived by his mother Sylvia Feuerman, sisters Rochelle Levy-Steinhardt and Pamela Findling, brother-in-law Herb Steinhardt, nieces Cindy Levy and Merek Findling, nephew Dr. Scott Jordan Levy and his wife Elizabeth Levy, and great-niece Brenna Michelle Levy.

A Memorial Service for Stan Martin will be held on Friday January 31st at 11:00am at:

Plaza Memorial Chapel
630 Amsterdam Ave.
(On the West side of Amsterdam Ave., between 90th-91st Street)
New York, New York


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association of Greater New York (116 John Street, NYC, NY 10038) or the Boys & Girls Republic (formerly the Boys Brotherhood Republic - at 888 East 6th Street, NYC, NY 10009).

( Courtesy Penny M. Landau - MAYA Associates)

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