March 4, 2009

Richard Pegue "Doctor Dusty" Dies At 64

CHICAGO (AP) -- Radio station WVON-AM says Chicago disc jockey Richard Pegue, known as "Doctor Dusty" for his sets of classic rhythm and blues, has died. He was 64.


WVON says Pegue died Tuesday morning of heart failure. Pegue was music director at WVON from 1968 to 1975. He also worked for other stations, including WGCI. He organized a Dusty Record Convention every year at a Chicago school.
He was also a songwriter who penned jingles and a singer. Pegue most recently hosted a midnight to 6AM oldies show on 89.3 WKKC. More at the website The Best Music of Your Life.com.


Funeral services information was not immediately available.

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