Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Iconic Radio Vet Mark Samansky Passes
Samansky who had been living in Denver, had died after suffering a stroke and cerebral aneurysm on Saturday, April 2, according to Jim Abbott at the Orlando Sentinel.
Mick Dolan, former promotions director at WDIZ and current air-personality with online www.Rock100DIZ.com, recalled that Samansky was one of the original Orlando crazy radio personalities before the term “Shock Jock” was coined.
On the air in the early 1980s with partner Allen Baxter, Samansky specialized in the outrageous. During his long tenure in Orlando, Samansky also worked on-air at 96.5 WHTQ and 101.1 FM WJRR.
“Mark knew the wrong thing to say, at the right time,” Dolan says, a high compliment in the radio business.
A former partner, comedian Larry The Cable Guy posted this remembrance on his Facebook page:
Posted by Tom Benson at 12:01 AM