'Red' Blanchard Passes
July 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM (PT)
Acclaimed radio personality RICHARD BOGARDUS "RED" BLANCHARD passed away recently to complications in his recovery from recent cancer surgery. His son and daughter were with him at his home when he died. He was 91.
BLANCHARD spent two decades as an on-air radio personality at stations in CALIFORNIA and NEVADA, such as KPRO/RIVERSIDE, KCBQ/SAN DIEGO, KLAS/LAS VEGAS, KCBS/SAN FRANCISCO, then KFVD, KPOP, KABC, KFWB and KNX, all in LOS ANGELES. At KLAS, RED provided reports to the CBS radio network on the early Atomic Bomb tests, but he enjoyed his greatest popularity as host of a weeknight, half-hour, live studio audience radio show on KCBS/SAN FRANCISCO,