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David Brudnoy

12/08/04


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Leslie listened to his farewell show:

... Tonight's show was particularly touching, as various callers, some famous, some not, said their sometimes tearful goodbyes, with David hopefully listening to their tributes from his hospital bed. I've listened to his show while driving in the evening for the past 20 years or so, and I'm really going to miss him.

Ron: A fixture of Boston talk radio for decades and one of the few intelligent people in that field.

Neal: This is really making me sad:

We're about to lose somebody who is truly great.

Will: David Brudnoy has been an inspiring, quirky, intelligent, frustrating and occasionally infuriating figure:

... He went his own way and did it with class, style, a wicked sense of humor and unfailing professionalism. The news has been all over the Boston media, with the utmost support and respect being expressed. For the next several days, thousands and thousands of Bostonians and others across the nation will be holding their breaths.

Eric: Personally I've listened to his broadcasts for over 20 years. He will be missed.

Josh: Brudnoy was the rarest of creatures: a civil voice on airwaves that carry far too much hate, vitriol, and shock:

... He actually read books before inviting authors on to discuss them. Though a moderate libertarian (much like myself), he never kept opposing views off his show, never shouted people down, and let his intellect do the defending, rather than rely on empty rhetoric. ...
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dscherman says (on December 9, 2004 01:33 AM):

Never agreed with him much politically, but his voice is the voice of Boston talk radio, and he lived the last ten years of his life with a great deal of dignity. I bet he was a great guy to know and to talk to. I'll certainly miss him.

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Ann Donnelly says (on December 9, 2004 09:39 PM):

David knew how to disagree without being disagreeable, such a rare quality in a talk show host. He will be sorely missed.

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anon says (on December 13, 2004 09:56 PM):

another tribute to david: http://www.plushcreative.com/121004.html

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