John 'Johnny Dark' Borders Passes
March 30, 2016 at 4:45 PM (PT)
Longtime radio figure JOHN BORDERS has passed away as a result of pancreatic cancer. BORDER was a station owner and a broadcaster known as JOHNNY DARK at KLIF/DALLAS mid-'60s. He also worked at KFJZ, KBOX and WAXAHACHIE's KBEC.
BORDERS was inducted in 2004 into the TEXAS RADIO HALL OF FAME. "JOHN was one of the world's great gentleman, an honorable man and an extraordinarily savvy businessman," BART MCLENDON, son of Legendary broadcaster GORDON MCLENDON and KLIF owner posted this on his FACEBOOK page. "The world lost one of its best this morning".
"I remember him as my first PD at KLIF who gave me the honor of playing the hits on KLIF, the Mighty 1190!" CHARLIE VAN DYKE recalled. "Magical times! Now, rest in peace, JOHNNY!"