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Rich Dee 1951-2014: Celebration of life this Sunday

February 13, 2014

Family and friends will be holding a “Celebration of Life” event to honor the memory of Gray Harbor legendary broadcaster Rich Dee  this weekend. The event will be this Sunday February 16th at 2pm at Elks Club on Boone St. in Aberdeen. “We expect a lot of broadcasters and Rich’s friends. Certainly, there’ll be no shortage of people who will want to grab the mic and say a few words. It’s going to be a great, positive gathering to celebrate a man who was a friend and inspiration to a lot of people”, said Pat Anderson, Operations Manager at Grays Harbor Radio Group”. 

Rich Daneker, who had been broadcasting in Grays Harbor for over 44 years passed away Tuesday afternoon in Seattle after suffering a medical event, according to his family.

Rich Dee, or “The Dee”, as he is known to his many listeners, has been broadcasting on the local airwaves since 1970. He first cracked the mic at KGHO as a part-time air talent while going to Grays Harbor College and the University of Washington.

Rich started broadcasting at KXRO/KDUX, (Grays Harbor Radio Group) in 1982, where he most recently performed afternoon drive on KDUX “Classic Rock” and morning fill-in on KXRO Newsradio. Rich was known for his incredibly smooth delivery and rich, resonating voice. Rich also took great pride in being affectionately known to his friends and audience as “the Friend of Those Who Want No Friends” and “Part-time Dress Makers Dummy.”

Cards of condolence can be sent to Harrison Family Mortuary in Aberdeen, Wa.

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