Radio best friend Art Vuolo has shared the news of the passing of one of New York radio’s most legendary morning hosts. Harry Harrison died Tuesday after a long battle with multiple health issues.
Harrison was the only radio personality to have worked as a WMCA Good Guy, a WABC All-American, and the longtime morning drive host at WCBS-FM until he retired on March 19, 2003. Through the efforts of many of his friends, family and fans, he was finally inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. That happened at Gotham Hall in Manhattan November 8, 2019. Here he is holding a DVD of his induction which was captured and presented to him by Art Vuolo early last month at his home in New Jersey. He loved seeing it! The last remaining original WMCA Good Guy is 92-year-old Burt Sherwood, living near Sarasota, FL. Harry is survived by his daughter Patti and son Patrick. Two other children, BJ and Michael died in 1996 and 2017. His wife, “Pretty Patty,” died three months after he left CBS-FM in May of 2003. Harry was known as “The Morning Mayor of New York” and was 89 years old. He was known for saying, “Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift…that’s why they call it the Present.”
Check out the video of Harry from Art HERE.