Alan Burke

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Alan S. Burke
Born(1922-09-15)September 15, 1922
Richmond, Virginia
DiedAugust 25, 1992(1992-08-25) (aged 69)
Boca Raton, Florida
EducationUniversity of Richmond
 
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Alan S. Burke
Born(1922-09-15)September 15, 1922
Richmond, Virginia
DiedAugust 25, 1992(1992-08-25) (aged 69)
Boca Raton, Florida
EducationUniversity of Richmond

Alan S. Burke (September 15, 1922 - August 25, 1992) was an American conservative television and radio talk show host who was on the air primarily in New York City from 1966 to 1969 on WNEW (now Fox Broadcasting O&O WNYW). [1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1922. [1]

Burke was a pioneer of the confrontational style where he would attack or insult his guest and plant ringers in the audience who would attack the guest. Burke had programs on various Miami, Florida radio stations during much of the 1970s and '80's, where he continued to employ his confrontational style. Burke's best known caller was known only as "Raymond", a presumed burn-out who spouted comically clever poetry, often espousing the virtues of his hero, Alan Burke.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alan Burke Dies at 69; Talk Show Host of 60's.". New York Times. August 26, 1992. Retrieved 2008-04-10. "Alan Burke, the host of a syndicated television talk show in the 1960s who was known for his acerbic put-downs of his audience and guests, died yesterday at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida. He was 69 years old and lived in Boca Raton. His family said only that he died after a long illness." 

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