Joel A. Spivak dead at 75


Talk radio pioneer Joel A. Spivak died of cancer Friday, March 4 at his home in Virginia. He was 75.

Best known for his run on WRC-AM Washington, DC from 1987 to 1995, Spivak had also hosted radio talk shows before that in Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Since 1996 Spivak had been a spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, March 11, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA. Friends may call Thursday evening at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 Eye St. N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20005, or the Washington Humane Society, 4590 MacArthur Blvd. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20007.