May 9, 1930|
|Died||August 12, 2006
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Alma mater||Pennsylvania State University|
Early life and education
William E. Kuster was born on May 9, 1930 in Fernville, Pennsylvania. The Kuster family later moved to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, where he briefly attended Bloomsburg State College. He served for four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1956 from Pennsylvania State University.
Bill Kuster's broadcast career began with a six-month period at WARM (AM) in Scranton as a substitute game show host and weatherman. He next worked at WGAL in Lancaster as a weatherman and assistant news director.
After he left KYW in 1979, he moved to Denver, Colorado station KUSA-TV. He worked as KUSA's weekday and weekend weathercaster until his retirement in 1996. He continued the tradition of his Kuster Garden in Denver and expanded it to enlist a restaurateur to prepare meals with the annual harvest for Denver-area homeless shelters.
Marriage and children
Bill married the former Dottie Zettle circa 1955. The couple had two children, son Marc and daughter Kim.
Death and afterward
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia  inducted Kuster posthumously into their Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Birth date from Social Security Death Index.
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