Donald Wayne Beckstrom Dies At 63
October 28, 2008 at 5:29 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of DONALD WAYNE BECKSTROM, who passed at the age of 63 at his residence in VIRGINIA BEACH. He was born JULY 1st, 1945, in ARLINGTON. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, PHYLLIS B. BECKSTROM.
He found his calling early as a radio announcer by building his own radio transmitter and broadcasting music and patter around the neighborhood in NORFOLK. He soon found employment with CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK as one of their first radio announcers for WXRI in the early '60s. He was an announcer and talk show host in LYNCHBURG, with WLGM/WJJS and subsequently moved to VIRGINIA BEACH at WVAB and lastly at WNIS in NORFOLK as a newscaster.