|DCRTV has received permission from Clear Channel to "resurrect" the tribute web page that was on WGAY's former website to honor the great Eddie Gallaher upon his retirement - age age 85 - in late 2000. The nostalgic music format (big band, standards) that was carried for the past years on 1260 AM (under the name of WGAY-AM and, before that, WWDC-AM) signed off for good on April 9, 2001. But memories of all the fine music, and of DC radio great Eddie Gallaher will live on. Mr. Gallaher, a 53-year veteran of DC area radio, served as co-host of WGAY's morning show. His signature line was "It's nice to know so many nice people." Mr. Gallaher's co-host was another radio great, Bob Duckman, who'd once worked at the legendary adult contemporary WASH radio in the 1970s. Mr. Gallaher joined 1260 (then WWDC-AM) in 1982. His career dates back to 1947 at WTOP radio. He then moved to WASH before joining WWDC. And now, here's the WGAY tribute to Eddie.....|
Friday, December 22, 2000 was Eddie's Last day at WGAY.
We will all miss him. Here are some photos of his last day.
Eddie, Walt Starling and Bob Duckman
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