WBZ DJ Dick Summer Dies At 89

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dick Summer, who was a WBZ-AM DJ in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at 89.

Summer was born in New York in 1935, and while his parents hoped he would grow up to be a lawyer, he ended up studying communications and psychology at Fordham University.

Summer went on to work at a variety of radio stations in New York, Connecticut, and Indianapolis before landing in Boston and getting a late-night programming slot at WBZ.

He continued to send tapes to then-Program Director Al Heacock even after Heacock didn't respond to his messages at first.

Dick Summer (right) stands next to WBZ NewsRadio's Ben Parker.

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Summer was live on air at WBZ by 1963, having been assigned an overnight slot. His show "Nightlight" was known for its humor, along with listeners calling in to give him the "password" of "one hen, two ducks, and three squawking geese." He would also recite poetry on air.

Summer was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2018 for his work in the industry.

He was also known for his TV and radio commercial voiceover work and spent time as a podcast host.

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