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.