Betty Allinger Dies At 93
March 30, 2010 at 7:39 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former longtime WIBX-A/UTICA, NY newscaster, Educational Director, and Production Director BETTY CUSHING GRIFFIN ALLINGER, who died SATURDAY in ITHACA, NY at 93, according to the CAYUGA RADIO GROUP.
ALLINGER, mother of SAGA Country WQNY (QCOUNTRY 103.7)/ITHACA morning host CHRIS ALLINGER, began in radio at WHDH-A/BOSTON and joined WIBX in 1939, where she stayed for many years. She married fellow WIBX radio personality RALPH ALLINGER in 1955; he predeceased her in 1971, his death spawning WIBX's annual RALPH ALLINGER Memorial Heart Radiothon. BETTY ALLINGER appeared regularly on son CHRIS' show until this year.