Friday, March 27, 2009

Larry Glick

Larry Glick, a legendary talk show host on Boston radio stations who was best known for his late-night programs, is dead at the age of 87.Glick had worked for WBZ for 20 years, building up a faithful following of "Glicknics," the radio station said on its website. He most recently worked as a greeter at a Legal Sea Foods in Boca Raton.Glick, who had moved to the Boca Raton, Fla. area, died after undergoing open heart surgery Thursday afternoon, according to WBZ-AM news and programming director Peter Casey.

Glick's career at WBZ reached its zenith when he was host for the station's early morning weekday shows, from midnight on. His name became a household word among night owl radio fans who were reached by the station's powerful signal in close to 40 states and eastern Canada. He also worked in a 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. spot and in the mid-afternoons before leaving the station in 1987.Glick told the Globe in 1991 that he loved the nighttime airwaves because he preferred the audience.Glick worked at WHDH-AM, hosting a 10 p.m. to 2 a.m, show until 1992. When he retired, he said he might carry on with his act as a stage hypnotist.

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