Radio Personality Chuck Black of 93.7 the Dawg Dies

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

Services for Chuck Black

6 - 9 p.m.
Halls Funeral Home

11 a.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Chuck Black, a morning show personality on radio station 93.7 the Dawg, died Tuesday afternoon while on vacation, according to a news release from the station.

Black was 56-years-old.

In a prepared release, Mike Kirtner, Kindred Communications president, said Black was more than just an on-air personality.

"Tri-State radio has lost a dear friend," Kirtner said. "Chuck is truly what radio is meant to be. Through the years he had worked with numerous individuals to further their careers. Most recently, he had introduced us to Julie Reeves …The two of them had worked together for less than two months and had already created an enormous morning show following."

Reeves knew Black as she was developing her music career.

"I have known Chuck for nearly 20 years. It was special to have the opportunity to work with him," Reeves said. "Even though it was just a short period of time, I will always treasure the time that we spent together both as friends and coworkers."

Black had made the Tri-State his home. After graduating from Fairland High School in Ohio, he graduated from Marshall University, where he played collegiate baseball.

During his career Black had the honor of retaining the highest morning show ratings in the history of Tri-State radio.

"His loss is felt in so many ways. His co-workers, the radio community and the Tri-State radio audience have lost someone they have known for over 30 years," Kirtner said.

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