Former WEAM/DC GM Howard Stanley Dies At 90
April 3, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former WEAM-A/ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON VP/GM and personality HOWARD STANLEY, who died MARCH 20 in PORTSMOUTH, VA of septicemia from post-polio syndrome at 90, according to the WASHINGTON POST.
STANLEY started at WGAN-A/PORTLAND, ME and WGAL-A/LANCASTER, PA before coming to DC as Director/Sales & PR at WTOP-A and was upped to the same post at the CBS network in 1944, only to return in 1949 to run WEAM, where he also appeared on the air as the mysterious "Lonesome Guy." He left WEAM in 1953 to run NBC affiliate WAVY-TV/NORFOLK-PORTSMOUTH-VIRGINIA BEACH and formed an ad agency in 1959, then took over as Exec. Dir. of the NORFOLK SEAMEN'S FRIEND SOCIETY and INTERNATIONAL SEAMEN'S HOUSE before retiring in 1990.