Longtime Twin Cities Sports Talker Dark Star Dies
June 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL sports talk host GEORGE "DARK STAR" CHAPPLE, who died FRIDAY at 66, according to the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE.
STAR hosted for 25 years at CBS RADIO Talk WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS before leaving in a 2010 buyout, and had been more recently appearing on crosstown CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KFXN-F (KFAN). His air name, the 1953 KENTUCKY DERBY winner, was the result of moonlighting as a horse racing handicapper for the LOS ANGELES HERALD-EXAMINER while working for a conservative brokerage; he later did racing handicapping for the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS and joined WCCO for racing updates on STEVE CANNON's show. He later hosted his own long-running evening talk show and also co-hosted "THE SPORTS SHOW" on SUNDAYS on CW affiliate WUCW-TV (THE CW TWIN CITIES).