Ed Walker, Radio Great, Dies at 83

Ed Walker and engineer Tobey Schriener discuss programming notes at WAMU-FM. |File photo: Marcus Yam/Washington Post

Sad to report the passing of Ed Walker, one of the greats of local radio, who died earlier today, just hours after his last broadcast aired.

Walker’s distinct delivery and encyclopedic knowledge of old radio are sure to be missed. Recently, I have been back in Washington on a number of Sunday nights and had the pleasure of listening to Ed again on his WAMU-FM program, “The Big Broadcast.” To me, listening to Ed took me back 25 years when I first began listening to him when I moved to the area.

Ed’s longtime on-air partner, Willard Scott, is the last, I guess, of the old-time Washington radio announcers. Thanks, Ed, for all those happy hours.

Source: Ed Walker, WAMU personality who burnished radio’s golden age, dies at 83 – The Washington Post