Radio Reader

Dick Estell reading at WKAR microphone
file / WKAR-MSU

WKAR has learned that Dick Estell, legendary voice of the Radio Reader, has passed away. According to family, Estell died peacefully Friday, May 6, 2016. 

Dick Estell on TV set with bookshelves
file / WKAR-MSU

Dick Estell's lengthy run as WKAR's Radio Reader is coming to and end. In an interview a couple of years ago, he reflected on the personal significance of the show.


Dick Estell reading at WKAR microphone
file / WKAR-MSU

Fans across the country will miss the rich, gently inflected voice of Dick Estell as the concluding chapter of a storied career draws to a close.

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