Wednesday, March 25, 2009

George Weber

I have been far behind in my blog posting, but I have been wanting to write this all week.

If you listen at all to talk radio, or if you're in/around the NYC, Philly, Allentown areas, you know by now of the murder of ABC News caster George Weber.  I've written about George in the last year or so (in connection with the return of Don Imus).

George was the morning anchor on WABC/77AM in NYC for years, a regular on the Curtis & Kubie Morning Show.   He was displaced without cause when the owners of WABC made a decision to bring Don Imus on board;  while I have been a 30 year fan of Imus, I was saddened to learn of the collateral cost involved.

George was a familiar voice, and a good on-air personality.    His reputation of being an affable, giving person is well known.  After the cancellation of C&K, he landed a job with the ABC Radio Network to broadcast the hourly news on weekends for national syndication.     NY Police were called to his apartment on Sunday when he failed to show up for work for the 2nd day in a row.  George was found stabbed to death (grisly details can be found at the NY Post, etc.)  News comes today that the police have not only made an arrest but have a confession in his murder.   

Such a waste, such a shame.

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