Remembering Larry King Who Died Today at Age 87
Larry King, the legendary talk show host passed away today at age 87. Larry was one of the best in the business. During his 6 decades on the air, he has interviewed them all. From former Presidents, to celebrities, to world leaders to prisoners. That included 25 years with a nightly show on CNN - Larry King Live that ran from 1985 to 2010. His interviews were detailed and always conducted without bias. He had the ability to get
to the hearts of everyone he interviewed. He never took political sides and you never knew who he really supported. He was truly a non-biased professional.
King had undergone treatment for COVID 19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that King had moved out of the intensive care unit.
My first radio job was at WSUS, a radio station in Sussex County, New Jersey. The year was 1978 and I worked on weekends doing the overnight show from 11pm - 6am. At midnight, I aired the Larry King show. The show was on the Mutual Network at the time. Being only 25 years old, this disc jockey looked forward to 4am when I could resume the music programming. As the weeks went by, I became more and more engaged with the content of the Larry King Show. I looked forward to him discussing a wide variety of topics in his smooth, detailed style. He seemed to always ask the right questions at the right time. I engineered the show stopping and inserting ID's and Commercials while sipping on the tea and munching on the snacks I brought from home. Larry King got a new fan. I always enjoyed listening to him and occasionally catching his show on CNN. It's a very sad day and a very great loss for the broadcasting industry.
RIP to another broadcasting legend.