Stan Martin, Radio Host With a Taste for American Pop Songs and Cabaret, Dead at 64

Obituaries   Stan Martin, Radio Host With a Taste for American Pop Songs and Cabaret, Dead at 64 Stan Martin, a New York City radio personality who championed the cabaret scene, theatre music and American popular song, died Jan. 28 in Manhattan, according to The New York Times.

Mr. Martin was 64. The cause of death was a stroke. He worked at WQEW AM, 1992-1998, rising from program director to the role of station manager and acting general manager before the station was leased to ABC for Radio Disney.

His Monday show on WQEW focused on popular song, and, the Times reported, had such in-studio guests and Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett over the years.

After his WQEW job, he served as master of ceremonies at cabaret functions in town. He also ran a website devoted to American popular song, www.popstandards.com.

According to the bio on his site, from 1972 to 1982 Mr. Martin was a member of broadcasting's premiere on-air personality line-up at the legendary WNEW-AM until he became the national syndicated host, producer and writer of "Solid Gold Country" heard in over 200 markets for Dick Clark's United Stations Radio Networks.

He later served as program director of the nostalgia formatted WPEN-AM in Philadelphia. In September 1992, WPEN-AM won the Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for "Nostalgia Station of the Year." For WQEW, he developed the entire on-air product — from music to production to hiring the on-air personalities. He also hosted an on-air shift.

He initiated live broadcasts from the Blue Note featuring Joe Williams and weekly live broadcasts from The Rainbow Room.

Mr. Martin was born Stanley Martin Feuerman in Manhattan. An honors graduate of New York University's Gallatin School, he created courses and taught as an adjunct professor of communications at NYU and was recently completing his masters thesis on internet radio.