Longtime DC Broadcaster Stan Karas Dies
May 24, 2007 at 4:07 PM (PT)
STAN KARAS, a fixture in WASHINGTON, DC radio in th '60s and '70s, died TUESDAY (5/22) after a long battle with cancer, the CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT reports
KARAS began his broadcasting career in the U.S. AIR FORCE as "The Voice of the Desert" while stationed in MOROCCO. In 1960, he moved to DC and became the "The Nightowl" on WRC-A, where he worked until 1973. From 1973-77 he worked at WAVA-F/WASHINGTON and did play-by-play for AMERICAN UNIVERSITY basketball. He also produced and hosted shows called "College Scoreboard" and "Celebrity Corner."
In 1979, KARAS became GM of WEAM-A and later managed stations in LA BELLE, FL; LAS VEGAS; RENO; and the CAROLINAS. In 1995 he moved to CULPEPER, VA to manage Country WCUL and moved to local Channel 21 as Station Manager in 2002.
Visitation is TUESDAY (5/29) from 4-8p at FOUND AND SONS FUNERAL HOME; the funeral is WEDNESDAY (5/30) at 11a. Memorial contributions may be sent to RELAY FOR LIFE, 2654 Valley Avenue, Suite B, WINCHESTER, VA 22601 and HOSPICE OF THE RAPIDAN, P.O. Box 1715, CULPEPER, VA, 22701.