Jim Lowe, Longtime WNEW/New York Host And 'Green Door' Singer, Dies At 93
December 13, 2016 at 5:50 AM (PT)
NBC affiliate KYTV (KY3)/SPRINGFIELD, MO is reporting that longtime NEW YORK radio personality JIM LOWE has died at the age of 93 at his home in EAST HAMPTON, LONG ISLAND. LOWE, a SPRINGFIELD native, was also known for his 1956 DOT RECORDS hit single "The Green Door."
LOWE started in radio at the UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI and worked in SPRINGFIELD, MO, INDIANAPOLIS, and CHICAGO before arriving at WCBS-A and WCBS-TV/NEW YORK in 1956. He moved to WRCA-A (later WNBC-A)/NEW YORK in 1959 and was also heard on NBC's network show "MONITOR," and finally went to WNEW-A/NEW YORK in 1964, where he became evening, weekend, and then afternoon host into the 1980s, split by another run on NBC's "MONITOR" in 1969-73. He also served as PD in the '80s. After WNEW's flip to News as WBBR-A in 1992, LOWE syndicated an Adult Standards show, "JIM LOWE AND FRIENDS," until his 2004 retirement.