David Brenner Dies; Top Comedian Hosted Radio Show In '90s
March 17, 2014 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of comedian DAVID BRENNER, who died of cancer SATURDAY at his NEW YORK home at 78.
BRENNER, one of the most popular and influential comics of the 1970s and 1980s and a continued stand-up success through this decade, hosted a syndicated radio show for WESTWOOD ONE in JUNE 1994-JUNE 1996.
He began his career in college radio at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, producing shows for TEMPLE's noncommercial WRTI and the old WFIL-F and had a successful career as a news and documentary writer/producer/director at then-NBC affiliate KYW-TV/PHILADELPHIA and then-independent WNEW-TV (now WNYW)/NEW YORK in the 1960s before becoming a stand-up comedian.