Ed Walker (radio personality)

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Ed Walker
Broadcaster Ed Walker in 2003.jpg
Ed Walker in 2003
Born(1932-04-23)April 23, 1932
DiedOctober 26, 2015(2015-10-26) (aged 83)
EducationAmerican University
OccupationRadio broadcaster
Spouse(s)Nancy (1957–2015, his death)

Ed Walker (April 23, 1932 – October 26, 2015) was an American radio personality from Washington, D.C.. He hosted a weekly four-hour Sunday night program, The Big Broadcast, on WAMU-FM, featuring vintage radio programs from the 1930s to 1950s, such as Gunsmoke, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger, Fibber McGee and Molly, and Superman.

Walker began hosting The Big Broadcast in 1990 when his friend John Hickman retired hosting due to illness. The show, which started in 1964 as Recollections, has been the longest running program on WAMU. The show ranks first in its timeslot, and its audience is "remarkably young for a public radio crowd."[1] Walker was blind.

Walker died in Rockville, Maryland from cancer, aged 83.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Lifelong Radio Man Wins New Fans With 'Big Broadcast'". NPR.org. 6 March 2014.
  2. Turner, Karne (October 23, 2015). "Ahead Of Ed Walker's Final Show, An Inside Look At Making 'The Big Broadcast'". WAMU. Retrieved October 23, 2015.