Former WSTC/Stamford Host Don Russell Dies
March 17, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former longtime WSTC-A/STAMFORD, CT host DON RUSSELL, who died SATURDAY of pneumnia and a lung infection while undergoing colon cancer treatment in STAMFORD, according to the STAMFORD ADVOCATE. He was 89.
RUSSELL (born DONALD RUSTICI) started his career at WSTC in the 1940's, joined the old DUMONT TELEVISION NETWORK as announcer (including JACKIE GLEASON's "CAVALCADE OF STARS") and news anchor, then moved to NBC to work on "MONITOR" and to WSM-TV and WSM-A/NASHVILLE before returning to WSTC and STAMFORD, where he also wrote a long-running column in the ADVOCATE.