Doug Pledger Dead At 89
April 16, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
DOUG PLEDGER, a longtime BAY AREA broadcaster who worked at several BAY AREA radio stations from the 1940s to 1990s and was a popular voice at classical music station KKHI for several decades, died APRIL 7th. He was 89.
THE S.F. GATE writes, PLEDGER, who had been ill for months, worked in broadcasting as recently as five years ago, recording shows in his home for stations outside the market.
With a booming voice even when he was in his 20s and 30s, the host of "PLEDGER Plays the Classics" and "PLEDGER at the Opera" began announcing on KKHI the day it went on the air (as KSMO) in 1947. And he was there when it went off the air 47 years later.