West Michigan: Newsmakers Feb 16, 2008

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Kalamazoo Gazette:

David Steere, a former local radio executive and on-air personality, was proud to have been one of the founders of what has become a local favorite -- the annual Kalamazoo Do-Dah Parade. ``It became an institution in Kalamazoo, and that pleased him to no end,'' said his wife, Judith. In an interview with the Kalamazoo Gazette in 1986, Steere said he and his broadcast partner, Bob Salmon, came up with the idea for the local parade in 1984, then had second thoughts as the day of the first event approached. ``We were scared to death no one would come to the first one,'' he said. ``We almost hoped it would be rained out. The weather was lousy, but thousands showed up.'' Steere, 71, died Monday at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He was being treated for pancreatic cancer, but pneumonia was ultimately the cause of death, his wife said... Radio station owner, broadcaster helped create Do-Dah Parade (Sat, 2/16)

 

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