NEWS - Stan Martin Dies at 64
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
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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