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Tom Ambrose

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Tom Ambrose

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am

I see in the Grand Rapids Press today that former air personality Tom Ambrose has passed away. Tom worked at several stations in West Michigan through the years including WGRD and was Program Director at WERX during their Top 40 years in 1966-67. I first met Tom in the mid 60's when he was at WERX and I was just a 14 year old kid trying to break in to the radio profession. I got to re-connect with Tom a couple of times in the past 5 years or so and had lunch/dinner with him and his wife to trade radio stories. He had lots of great stories to tell about Grand Rapids and the radio market. Real nice guy and he will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.



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Re: Tom Ambrose

Post by CK-722 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:25 am

http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grand ... =191923192

Began his career at WTAC Big 600. Jon Yinger posted this the other day on the WTAC Big 600 Community Page on Facebook.


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Re: Tom Ambrose

Post by moldyoldie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 pm

Goodness. I had the absolute pleasure and fun of working with Mr. Ambrose on many TV commercials and video presentations during my career. He was a true talent and consummate professional; he'd be anything you'd want him to be. Those times represent some of my fonder memories.

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Re: Tom Ambrose

Post by Trophyhead » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 pm

I remember him from the Bonney Motors ads. We lived about three miles apart in Comstock Park. RIP, Tom. A life well lived.



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Re: Tom Ambrose

Post by STARKY » Tue May 28, 2019 7:33 am

He was a fun guy. I worked for him at a small station in whitehall mich.



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Re: Tom Ambrose

Post by STARKY » Tue May 28, 2019 7:33 am

He was a fun guy. I worked for him at a small station in whitehall mich.



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Re: Tom Ambrose

Post by Radio Chili » Tue May 28, 2019 9:43 pm

You can say THAT again, Starky!



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