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New York Radio Legend Dan Ingram Dies At The Age Of 83

June 25, 2018 - 8:46 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- He was a New York radio legend.

Dan Ingram died in Florida on Sunday night, at the age of 83. His family says he had health issues in recent years.

Fans described him as the greatest Top 40 radio personality of all time.

Alan Sniffen left a comment on the New York Radio Message Board on Sunday.

"Dan Ingram passed away in Florida (SUNDAY) this evening at the age of 83. He had numerous neurological problems over the last few years and his death was a consequence of choking. According to his son Chris, he did not suffer. I am so sad I cannot even express how I feel. Big Dan meant so much to me. He was my idol as a child and I revered him as an adult. To say he was the greatest Top 40 radio personality of all time only begins to describe him. I know how you feel. All of you. A world with Big Dan is unimaginable. I'm struggling...I expect we'll be overwhelmed with comments and posts. I've set up a special board. It's linked below. Use it instead of the NYRMB both because of the quantity of what I expect will come and because it will become a permanent archive to this site. Tomorrow is a new day for me. A day where there is no Big Dan Ingram." he wrote.

Ingram was a native of Oceanside, Long Island. He started his radio career at Hofstra University and went on to enjoy a 50 year career at WABC and WCBS FM.