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John A. Gambling Dies

John A. Gambling Dies

John A. Gambling is dead at the age of 73, according to the Associated Press.
He was the second in three generations of John Gamblings to host the “Rambling with Gambling” morning show. He died of heart failure in Florida, according to a producer at New York’s WOR(AM), Gambling’s former station. He retired 12 years ago.
He took over the news/talk show from his father in 1959. John B. Gambling started the program in 1925. AP reported that the show held the designation “world’s longest-running radio show” in the Guinness Book of World Records and was credited with providing the first helicopter traffic report and school closings.
The third Gambling, John R., now has a show across town on WABC.