Albany Talk Pioneer Steve Fitz Dies
January 24, 2012 at 4:17 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY market radio talk host STEVE FITZ, who died SUNDAY after a brief illness at 84, according to the ALBANY TIMES UNION.
FITZ joined the old WSNY-A (now WVKZ)/SCHENECTADY after WORLD WAR II as a disc jockey and transitioned to host a talk show, "PARTY LINE," in 1952. After 16 years at WSNY, he later hosted at crosstown WGY-A and WQBK-A (now WGDJ-A), and did commentaries for ROSER COMMUNICATIONS AC WVTL-A-W284BZ (LITE 104.7)/AMSTERDAM, NY until last WEDNESDAY. He also hosted at noncommercial PBS affiliate WMHT-TV.