Pascagoula, MS Host, Sportscaster Walter 'Waldo' Thornton Dies
July 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of TRI CITY RADIO News-Talk WPMO-A/PASCAGOULA, MS-WVGG-A/LUCEDALE, MS sports talk host and local high school football figure WALTER "WALDO" THORNTON, who died SUNDAY (7/6) of a heart attack at 53, according to the BILOXI SUN-HERALD.
THORNTON was a member of the PASCAGOULA HIGH SCHOOL squad that won the state championship in 1976 and later called PASCAGOULA and MOSS POINT HIGH SCHOOL games on the radio; he hosted at several stations in the area, most recently in mornings for "WAKING UP WITH WALDO" and with sports talk in the evenings at WPMO. He also worked as a bail agent for many years in the BILOXI area.