Dave Durian, a former anchor for WBAL Radio, died of complications of cancer and a stroke Monday at his Baldwin home in Baltimore County. He was 72.
“He was the smoothest reader of the news I’ve ever met,” said a WBAL-Radio colleague, John Patti, the morning news anchor. “He could read it cold — you could give him a piece of news copy and he read it so effortlessly he made it sound like it had been news all morning.”
He also said, “Dave had a Midwestern familiarity to him. He was your friend.”
Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he was the son of Robert F. Durian, a sporting goods and insurance salesman, and his wife, Marilyn Green, a copy editor...