Richard Pegue passes away

As I said earlier, The T Dog Media Blog is turning into the T Dog Media Obituary Blog…

Yet another Chicago media personality has left us. This time it’s former DJ Richard Pegue, whose resume included stints at WGCI, WVON, WJPC, WOPA, and until last weekend, Kennedy-King College’s WKKC-FM. Pegue was 64.

A Hirsch high school student (where he formed a doo-wop group), Pegue was music director at WVON-AM for seven years during “The Good Guys” era (1968-75) and during his time at WKKC, he was known as “Doctor Dusty” – spinning tunes from back in the day on late Saturday nights into Sunday mornings.

Pegue was also a jingle writer, creating themes for Moo & Oink supermarket chain and Funtown Amusement Park (formerly on 95th and Stony Island.)

Pegue received a honorary street designation in the Grand Crossing neighborhood at the corner of 76th Street and Ingleside Avenue.

Updated at 11:49 p.m. on 2008-03-04

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