Richard Elliott In Memoriam
AM 1310 WDPN AND WDJQ Q92 RADIO MOURNS THE LOSS OF RICHARD (DICK) ELLIOTT
ALLIANCE, STARK COUNTY, OHIO MARCH 2, 2017. AM 1310 WDPN and WDJQ Q92 lost a leader and a friend with the passing of Richard (Dick) Elliott.
Dick started at WFAH on September 15, 1964 as an announcer hired by then General Manager Tony Gates. His distinctive, “booming” voice made him instantly recognizable. He served as morning show host from 1964 – 1966 and became the “Voice of Alliance”. Elliott was promoted to Station Manager in 1979 and remained in that position until 2001, when he retired.
Elliott was also a community leader serving on many community boards and volunteering for many organizations.
“Our radio family lost a mentor, a leader and friend”, reflects current station manager Don Peterson, III. “Dick was a true broadcaster and was responsible for many station initiatives. His sense of humor and community spirit will be missed dearly.”
Private funeral services will be held.
WDJQ, Q-92 is a 50,000 watt Top 40 station and is Canton’s Hit Music Station. It is also NE Ohio’s first FM radio station. Along with AM 1310 WDPN, they are also Stark County’s only locally owned AM/FM radio stations. Stream online at: www.q92radio.com or at www.facebook.com/q92radio and www.am1310wdpn.com for live broadcasts of sporting events.