Longtime WPTF/Raleigh Host Bart Ritner Dies
January 3, 2012 at 4:06 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime RALEIGH-DURHAM radio personality BART RITNER, who died DECEMBER 28th of cancer at 76, according to the RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER.
After stints at WNCT-TV/GREENVILLE, NC, WCEC-A/ROCKY MOUNT and WRAL/RALEIGH, RITNER joined WPTF-A in 1966 and stayed there for 39 years, hosting a talk show, "OPEN LINE," from 1973 through 1980 and resuming the show in 1986 after a stint as News Director. He retired in 2005, later working in public relations for the ALUMINUM COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA.