Remembering Pete Fornatale

When it rains it pours.  As soon as we finish learning about ESPN’s move to FM radio in NYC, we find out about the passing of Pete Fornatale.  He will be remembered for his many years at WNEW-FM, 92.3 K-Rock, and WFUV.  He often played songs by Poco and The Beach Boys, so much so that these artists are associated with him.  From the front page of his web site:

Dear Friends:

It is with a heavy, heavy heart that I write this message …

Pete Fornatale passed away peacefully today at 11:30am. There will be a private wake and funeral service for him.

Fans should know, though, that plans are being made for a memorial tribute to Pete that will be held in the near future. It will be hosted by his friends at WhyHunger, with the support of Pete’s family, his friends, and … of course … his many fans. Information about that event will be made available here on the website.

I anticipate that Vin Scelsa and Bill Ayres will have more to say about Pete this coming weekend.

Rest in peace, Pete, you will be missed very much.


Author: Dr. Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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