Tom Parker Passes
October 5, 2015 at 7:20 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is saddened to learn of the passing of long time radio vet TOM PARKER, who died in PORTLAND, OR on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd from liver and kidney failure. PARKER worked at numerous stations in the SAN FRANCISCO, SPOKANE, EUGENE and PORTLAND markets.
TOM's pal, DAVE ARTHUR, from SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Contemporary Christian KTSY (89.5)/BOISE, said on FACEBOOK, "My heart is heavy to learn this morning that we lost a great radio talent last night... I first met TOM PARKER in 1997 when he was at K-103 in PORTLAND and I was at LITE 108 here in BOISE. He filled in for me (from PORTLAND) when I took vacation. It was the first time we had someone from 400 miles away fill in.
"Then when I moved to PORTLAND in 2000 I got to know him better. He was such a kind soul and will be greatly missed. I found a clip from my last day on the air in PORTLAND before moving home... he took the time to call in and wish me well. TOM, you're one of the greats and I wish we had had more time together. Enjoy your rest, my friend. Until we meet again..."