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Host, Elmer Dills Passes Away

DIGITAL RADIO MOURNS THE LOSS OF ANOTHER COLLEAGUE

Last week, CRN Digital Talk Radio mourned the loss of George Putnam. Yesterday, another colleague, Elmer Dills, former host of CRN’s “The Elmer Dills Show” passed away at Huntington . He was 82. “Everyone at CRN is feeling a great loss,” said Michael Horn, President/ of CRN Digital Talk Radio. “It was such a pleasure to work with Elmer. He had such strong character and was a true advocate for his audience. He will really be missed.”

Dills brought his show to CRN Digital Talk Radio in January of 2007. With him, came a of celebrity chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers. “Everyone wanted to be associated with Elmer,” said Jack Roberts, Dill’s former producer at CRN. “Having his name associated with a product or restaurant really meant something. He definitely wasn’t a sell out. If Elmer’s name was on it, he believed in it.” Dills had been suffering from a of health problems and was forced to leave CRN and the show in January of 2008. “Elmer made only one demand during his time at CRN,” said Horn. “He insisted that everyone involved with his show make a champagne toast at the end of the hour. You can be sure we will all be toasting Elmer again, one last time today.”


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