He was still young, of course, but it was his life's dream to work at Newsradio 88.I remember his outstanding writing and editing skills, naturally, as well as his professionalism.She ran up to me, gave me a huge hug and dragged me into the CBS reception, introducing me as "a CBSer" even though I'd been at the competition for years.) - ALEXANDRA BENNETT CANNADY, 7/11/16. I was a kid working at WCBS-AM in the late '80s and reading about the passing of Mike Ludlum left a knot in my throat. (cue flashback sequence) : Mike: Alexandra, you're never going to make it in this business. (I was devastated.) Mike: You don't smoke and you don't drink coffee.
His answer to my unspoken question: "I just wanted you to feel at home." It sounds like he had a full and satisfying life before his accident and illness.This undated photo shows Marty at the producer's desk in the pre-computer era, as evidenced by the so-called "Christmas Tree" on the right, which held wire copy of the currently working stories.s president of the New York Press Club, I had the honor of inducting my WCBS Newsradio 880 colleague, Irene Cornell, into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame.After one of the station's nattily-dressed salesmen strutted through the newsroom with an air of disdain, Dick would switch into self-assured mode and confidently stride across the room with a fake smile and firmly shake my hand: "Hi, Dick Spencer, Sales." One night, he came to visit me at another station where I worked part-time as a producer (we made far below union scale at 'EEI and many of us had second and third jobs).The other station was #1 in the market, and its offices and studios had the fancy decor, equipment and accoutrements to match its ratings.She told of how a Gotti goon once tried to intimidate her because "Mr. Bekker Memorial Scholarship Fund through the New York Press Club Foundation. A memory popped into my head earlier this evening and made me think: "I wonder if Dick Spencer is still at 88, or if he's retired by now?