Longtime Worcester Personality Dick Smith Dies
May 23, 2011 at 4:29 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime WORC-A/WORCESTER personality DICK "THE DERBY" SMITH, who died MAY 18th in WORCESTER at 84, according to the WORCESTER TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE.
SMITH started his radio career at WHYN-A/SPRINGFIELD, MA and worked at WMTW-A/PORTLAND, ME before joining WORC for afternoons in 1952, then moving to mornings.
He served as morning man for several years, adding PD and MD duties; briefly PD at WCOP/BOSTON, afternoon host at WTAG-A/WORCESTER, and a rep for UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS, SMITH returned to WORC for mornings and became GM in the 1980's.