John Otto (radio personality)
John Otto (1929–1999) was a radio talk show host in Buffalo, New York. He began his broadcasting career in the 1940s at the age of 19 at WBNY which has since changed its call sign. He spent most of his radio career doing an evening listener call in show branded Extension 55 at WGR. When WKBW, switched from music to talk he moved to that station doing the same show rebranded as Night Call.
Within two years the station made another format change which did not include his show. After several months off the air; he returned to WGR. He never retired. When his health deteriorated to the point he was unable to get to the WGR studio; he did his 10pm to 1am listener call in show from his home until days before his death. He broadcast his last show on December 3, 1999. He died December 6, 1999 at the age of 70 in Buffalo, New York
- Northeast Radio Watch 1999-12-10 retrieved 2010-08-10
- Buffalo Broadcasters Association Buffalo Broadcasting Timeline of Broadcast History. Last updated in 2003, retrieved 2010-08-10
- Buffalo Broadcasters Association 1998 Inductees
- Hold the Phone: The John Otto Picture and Audio Page by Buffalonian Steve Cichon
- Bruce Jackson John Otto Eulogy originally published in Artvoice 16 December 1999.
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