“It’s, you know a little bit of a shock. I think especially for listeners. Sandy was on the radio for 42 years. Huge part of the community,” said WMSA 1340 AM Program/Operations Director Todd Truax. “It’s a sad day.”
Cook was well known as the host for the “The Extravaganza” morning show.
In 2001, Cook was elected to a four-year term as Massena town supervisor. He was also a frequent contributor to sporting events, often singing The Star Spangled Banner before games and covering announcer duties.
Cook was removed from the airwaves earlier in the year following his arrest for drug possession. Following a Feb. 12 raid on Cook’s residence, he and Edward Slade, 24, were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after narcotics were seized, police said at the time.