FM pioneer Bill Dalton passes


Bill DaltonBill Dalton, recognized as one of the key figures in the development of the FM band and the Adult Contemporary format, has died. He was 80.

He began his career with Metromedia and did his ground-breaking FM and AC work with WASH-FM in Washington DC.

He eventually formed his own radio group, owning stations in Washington DC, Ohio and North Carolina.

Diane Dalton Warren said of her father, “I have been tutored by many talented broadcasters but my passion, gifts and talents come from my father, Bill Dalton. I will forever be grateful that we shared the radio business which brought him joy, success and many, many incredible friendships. I will miss him but his legacy lives on in me and so many others.”