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Les Alexander, popular WCAO disc jockey, dies

Les Alexander, popular WCAO disc jockey, dies

Les Alexander, a WCAO-Radio disc jockey who was a well-known on-air personality in the rock 'n' roll era of the 1960s and early '70s, died Jan. 27 at the Commons at Brightmore, a Wilmington, N.C., retirement community. He was 93 and had lived in Hereford and Sparks.

His son, William L. Paternotte, said his father died in hospice care, and no cause of death had been determined.

Alexander Leslie Paternotte, who was known professionally as Les "The Beard" Alexander, was born in Stamford, Conn. The son of Fernand Paternotte and Anne Snow, he attended the Gunston Day School in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, and was a graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa....

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