Friday, May 12, 2017

Time Passages

We lost Gene Free the other day.  60.  Cancer.  Too young.

Gene got his start at the old WEJL AM 630 in Scranton, back when it had a roster of live and local personalities, including a strong news department.

New Yorkers knew him as Gene Michaels.  WALK, WCBS, and WINS, WFAS, plus a short stop at a short lived all news FM station in New York.   He also taught at two metropolitan area colleges.

I knew his work, but I can't say I knew Gene.  Our paths crossed a few times many, many years ago.  Always a gentleman-- professional on and off air.  I never heard a bad word about the man.

My sympathy to his family, friends, and fans.