Legendary Radio Industry Leader Dwight Case Dies

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From overseeing “Color Radio” and “Music Power” on an influential Sacramento AM radio station to launching in 1980 the first 24-hour satellite delivered radio programming in the U.S., Dwight Case has played perhaps an outsized role in what many radio listeners take for granted today.


Case also spent eight years as President of one of the most dominant radio station owners of the 1970s, and in the mid-1980s took over a now-defunct radio industry trade publication after suggesting its still-in-business competitor select the name Radio Ink.

Now, radio industry veterans and recent arrivals alike are pausing to remember Case, who died Friday in Los Angeles.

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