The LuLac Edition #580, Sept. 23rd, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: THE WARM TEAM FROM THE MID 1960s. FROM THE LEFT BOTTOM, RON ALLEN, TOMMY WOODS, BILL STUART, HARRY WEST, DON STEVENS AND GEORGE GILBERT.
RON ALLEN DIES
Ron Allen, an original member of the WARM Sensational Seven and renowned sportscaster on WARM Radio died this morning at 7AM in Hospice in Scranton. Allen began his career at WARM in 1958, was known for his deejay career where his sidekick was "Mother Fletcher". Allen hosted the TOP 40 Saturday Countdown from 1pm to 6pm weekly as well as a daily music show from 3 to 6pm and then later 1 to 4pm. In the late 60s, he expanded the WARM sports department adding local football and basketball and hosted the Ron Allen Sportsline for decades. Allen had a brief hiatus from WARM in the 70s going to Pocono Downs as a PR man but his main career remained at WARM where he remained until the early 90s. He was the creator of many contests and promotions. His slogan, "It's Only WARM for Me" became a catch phrase that not only promoted the Mighty 590 but became part of the area lexicon. For more information, check our 590 FOREVER WARM blog.