New York Sportcasting Legend Art Rust Jr. Dies
January 13, 2010 at 3:24 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime NEW YORK sportscaster ART RUST JR., who died TUESDAY in NEW YORK after a long battle with Parkinson's disease at 82.
RUST, a pioneer in radio sports talk and one of the first African-American sportscasters, started his career in 1954 at WWRL-A/NEW YORK, then joined NBC O&O WNBC-TV in 1967-73, returning to radio at WMCA-A and later working for WINS-A, WABC-A (hosting an evening sports show in 1981 before the station's flip to Talk in 1982), and WBLS. He also wrote two books and co-owned a restaurant in MANHATTAN.