WRTI Jazz Host Harrison Ridley Jr. Dies
February 23, 2009 at 5:19 AM (PT)
Condolences to longtime TEMPLE UNIVERSITY noncommercial Jazz-Classical WRTI/PHILADELPHIA host HARRISON RIDLEY JR., who died THURSDAY of complications from a stroke in PHILADELPHIA at 70.
RIDLEY hosted "THE HISTORICAL APPROACH TO THE POSITIVE MUSIC" on SUNDAYS since 1976, the longest-running show in WRTI's history, missing only three broadcasts during that run. He was given an honorary doctorate from VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY last year.