Ed Walker, American radio personality, Died at 83

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Ed Walker was born on April 23, 1932, and died on October 26, 2015 from cancer.

Ed was a Washington, D.C., radio personality.

He hosted a weekly four-hour Sunday night program, The Big Broadcast, on WAMU-FM, featuring vintage radio programs from the 1930s to 1950s, such as Gunsmoke, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger, Fibber McGee and Molly, and Superman.

Ed began hosting The Big Broadcast in 1990 when his friend John Hickman discontinued hosting due to illness; the show, which started in 1964 as Recollections, has been the longest running program on WAMU.

The show ranks first in its timeslot, and its audience is “remarkably young for a public radio crowd.”

Ed passed away at age 83 in October 2015.