Longtime Urban Broadcaster Andrew Langston Dies
June 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM (PT)
MONROE COUNTY BROADCASTING founder/CEO ANDREW A. LANGSTON has died at the age of 83. DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE.COM reports that a public memorial service is in the works.
LANGSTON launched Urban WDKX/ROCHESTER, NY in 1974; the call letters of the station honored FREDERICK DOUGLASS, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING and MALCOLM X. The station has long been a voice in ROCHESTER’s African-American community.
"Mr. LANGSTON will be sadly missed by all those who were touched by his generosity and kindness," station officials said in a press release.