Dave Reinhart Passes On
May 3, 2010 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Everyone at ALL ACCESS is saddened to report the passing of former JACOR/TAMPA Market Manager DAVE REINHART (5/2) after a long battle with a very aggressive form of PARKINSON's DISEASE. He was 67.
During his radio career, he was also a jock at WSAI-A/CINCINNATI, then PD at WLW-A. In addition to being Market Manager, under CLEAR CHANNEL he was also RVP with authority over TAMPA, SARASOTA-BRADENTON and PUNTA GORDA, FL.
A highlight of DAVE's career was leading the staff at WFLZ, then known as the POWER PIG, to a huge ratings victory in 1989 they upset long-dominant EDENS Top 40 WRBQ (Q105). He retired in 1993.
CBS VP/Pop Programming DOM THEODORE worked very closely with DAVE for many years at WFLZ, and expressed his feelings: "DAVE was more like a dad than a boss. He was a remarkable mentor and friend, and many of us owe a great deal to him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this terrible time. He will be greatly missed."
There will be a celebration of DAVE REINHARTs' life in THE VILLAGES, FL on SATURDAY (5/8) at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, THE VILLAGES. Phone (352) 753-8353 for more info, and visit this page to learn more, and to leave a tribute about DAVE.
A tribute page has been created on FACEBOOK as well.