Dick Estell, Public Radio's 'Radio Reader,' Dead At 90
May 12, 2016 at 4:00 AM (PT)
DICK ESTELL, who retired in MARCH after 52 years as host of public radio's syndicated "RADIO READER" show, died MAY 6th at 90, reports MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY News-Talk WKAR-F/EAST LANSING, MI, where ESTELL was based.
ESTELL, a former WKAR Station Manager and NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO Board Chairman, hosted the show since 1964, when he assumed hosting duties from LARRY FRYMIRE, and read almost 1,000 books on the shoe in that time. He retired from the university in 1986 but kept hosting "RADIO READER" from a home studio.