Art Rust, JR.

Art Rust, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur George "Art" Rust, Jr. (October 13, 1927 - January 12, 2010) was a successful sports broadcaster for half a century. He was also a sports historian and author. He was considered by many to have been the godfather of sports talk radio. He was born in Harlem. After he graduated from Long Island University, he was hired by WWRL Radio in Woodside, Queens in September 1954 . He began in their merchandising department, but within two months he got on the air. At WWRL, Rust hosted the Schaefer Circle of Sports for 14 years becoming one of the first African American sportcasters. At WWRL, Rust interviewed sports icons such as Hank Aaron and Sonny Liston. A music lover, Rust mixed up shows with interviews with artists like James Brown and Miles Davis, who was also a close friend.
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613579549X
  • 9786135795493