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Utica Native Dick Clark Dies at 82 from Heart Attack

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TV star Dick Clark, who started his career in broadcasting at Utica’s WRUN-AM, has died at age 82.  TMZ reports that Clark died earlier today of a massive heart attack.

Clark was known as “America’s Oldest Teenager” a nickname he earned from his many years of hosting American Bandstand.

His first forays into broadcasting occurred at Rome’s WRUN-AM where he worked as a weather man.  He also was a disk jockey at WOLF radio in Syracuse and got his break on TV from Utica’s WKTV.

He’s also remembered for his decades of hosting New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrations from New York’s Times Square.

Clark’s career on TV also includes ‘Pyramid’ and ‘TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes’.

Dick Clark was remembers across the country, including this tribute from our friends at WSRK in Oneonta.

Dick Clark's 5 Most Memorable TV Shows

His Early Years in Central New York

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