Harry R. Shriver Jr. Passes
August 13, 2007 at 10:43 AM (PT)
HARRY R. SHRIVER JR., the BALTIMORE radio executive who brought such popular radio personalties as JOHNNY WALKER, PETER BERYL "THE FLYING DUTCHMAN," CHARLIE ECKMAN, TOM MARR and RON MATZ to WFBR-A and served as a panelist of "Conference Call" for nearly 40 years, died SATURDAY of heart failure at SINAI HOSPITAL. He was 74.
"He had his pulse on the radio business in BALTIMORE during the 1970s and 1980s, and took chances in an era when broadcasters weren't taking chances," said MATZ, now a WJZ-TV personality. "He also created ORIOLES Magic after the station acquired radio broadcast rights for the team in 1979."
After WFBR was sold in 1988, SHRIVER managed stations in OCEAN CITY, PITTSBURGH and BEAVER FALLS, PA., which were owned by BALTIMORE RADIO SHOW INC., until the company sold them and went out of business in 1995.