Barry Gray Biography (1916-1996)
Born Bernard Yaroslaw, July 2, 1916, in Red Lion, NJ; died December 21, 1996,in New York, NY. Broadcaster and author. Gray began his career as a brash disc jockey in California and Florida and ended up becoming one of the first talk radio hosts. He came to the New York airwaves in 1950 and dignified his act, turning to a discussion and commentary format. His broadcasts out of Chandler's Restaurant were legendary in the talk radio scene and his 1975 autobiography, My Night People: 10,001 Nights in Broadcasting, were based on his experiences. He also wrote a daily column in the New York Post from 1952 to 1955and contributed articles to the Las Vegas Sun and New York Times.
- author, broadcaster
- Birth Details
- July 2, 1916
- Red Lion, New Jersey, United States
- Death Details
- December 21, 1996
- New York, New York, United States
- New York Times, December 23, 1996, p. B10.