Longtime WSNN/WPDM Potsdam, NY, News Dir. Scott Dosztan Passes
January 7, 2015 at 11:24 AM (PT)
SCOTT DOSZTAN, the longtime News Dir. at WATERS COMMUNICATIONS '80s Hits WSNN (B99.3) and Sports WPDM-A in POTSDAM, NY, has passed away at 45. DOSZTAN reportedly collapsed on the sidewalk on his way to work this morning. He had worked at the radio stations for more than 10 years.
“He was an old school news guy,” the station’s GM JOHN WINTER told local outlet NORTH COUNTRY NOW. “If he smelled something going on, he had to dig until he got the answers. He tried to be the first to know without being pushy, but with persistence and curiosity. He was dedicated to the station and dedicated to the community. There are not many like him any more.”
DOSZTAN was from nearby LOWVILLE, where he got his first radio job at WLLG-WBRV. He also worked at WIRY/PLATTSBURGH and a station in GLOVERSVILLE.
No funeral arrangements have yet been announced.