Radio Personality, Tommy Shannon Is Dead
It has been confirmed on social media that legendary radio personality and former DJ, Tommy Shannon has sadly passed away at the age of 82. The news of his death was confirmed on social media today.
The former CKLW Big 8 Jock Tom Shannon was reported to have died last night at a hospice in California.
His cause of death or what led to his sad demise has not been made known to the public.
Tom was a very popular DJ on WKBW Radio, with later stops at WGR Radio in Buffalo, then the blowtorch CKLW in Windsor, later returned to Buffalo and ‘KB’ Radio, then WHTT-FM.
— ηicholas picholas (@NICKinBUFFALO) May 27, 2021
Who Is Tommy Shannon?
Tom Shannon, was a popular and well-known disc jockey who made his mark in local broadcasting in the late 1950s with the old WKBW-AM 1520. He retired on March 31 2005 as afternoon DJ at WHTT-FM 104.1, a rock “oldies” station.
His broadcasting career started in 1955 as a newsman at WXRA now WUFO at the younger age of 15 while still a student at Bishop Ryan High School.
A few years later, he became one of the hottest disc jockeys in the country working at WKBW-AM. While at KB, Shannon teamed with Phil Todaro to write “Wild Weekend.” A local group called the Rebels recorded the instrumental version, and it became a Top 10 hit.
In 1958, he moved to 50,000-watt giant WKBW, where he, Dick Biondi, Joey Reynolds, Danny Neaverth, Russ “The Moose” Syracuse and other legends spun top-40 rock tunes for audiences up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
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