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Dave Durian, former WBAL anchor and radio show host, dies at 72

Dave Durian, former WBAL anchor and radio show host, dies at 72

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...

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