[78-L] Rich Conaty1954-2016 RIP

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sun Jan 1 09:48:17 PST 2017

On 01/01/17 16:10, Doug Mackie wrote:
> Rich Conaty, host of the "The Big Broadcast", a vintage music show on Fordham University's WFUV FM for four decades, died of cancer on Friday, 30 December at age 62:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/35066591007/
> http://www.wfuv.org/content/rich-conaty-1954-2016
> Here's a 2010 article about Rich from the New York Times:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/automobiles/collectibles/07EGO.html
> Rich was a 78 collector and a regular at the 78 Bash in central NJ for decades.  His knowledge of and enthusiasm for the music of the 1920's and early 1930's was unsurpassed by anyone I ever knew.  He also had a delightful sense of humor, which came across on his show and in person.  He will be sorely missed by me and by his legion of fans.
>   I don't recall Rich posting to this list, but I suspect that some of you either knew him or of him.  I knew him since the mid 1970's.  Rich was a dear friend, although in recent years I saw him only at the Bash each June.
> Doug Mackie
> Princeton, NJ
> _______________________________________________
I was playing one of his "Big Broadcast" CDs this afternoon. The RIP is 
probably unnecessary in his case, because he must have had a fulfilling 
and peaceful life with the music he loved.

      Julian Vein

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