I don’t want to throw the phrase “broadcasting legend” around willy-nilly. Paul Sidney was a legend. Was he a classically good broadcaster? Hell no. He was a terrible broadcaster by every standard other than WLNG’s–the station he ran.
Paul Sidney who kept Sag Harbor’s WLNG firmly in 1963 for 40+ years passed away late last week. His obit was published in Newsday. I think you’ll learn more in my WLNG and Paul Sidney by reading my 2008 profile.
He was a nice man with a sweet heart and true love for this one, little, singular radio station and the people who listened. There will never be another Paul nor can WLNG be the same without him.