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Dana Potter, Long-Time Binghamton Broadcaster, Has Died

Photo: Magic 101.7
Photo: Magic 101.7

The veteran Binghamton radio personality Dana Potter has died. He was 67.

Potter’s death was announced Friday evening in a post on the website of Magic 101.7 WLTB Radio.

In the message, a colleague wrote: “We have lost one of the finest people we have ever had the privilege to be part of the G.M. Broadcasting family… Dana Potter fought hard in his battle with cancer but as it often does, it took our friend tonight and the world is a more empty place for it.”

Potter grew up in Broome County and developed his love for radio as a child. In 1971, he became a member of Explorer Post 12, which was sponsored by WNBF radio and television when the stations were located on Front Street in Binghamton.

Potter’s first on-air shifts were on WNBF radio, where he was hosting the station’s overnight music program at the age of 20.

Potter later worked at various other radio stations in the Binghamton market, including WENE and WMRV in Endwell for 13 years. Over the past couple of decades, he was midday host at Magic 101.7, which now is based in Endwell.

Dana Potter, center, with fellow broadcasters Carl Wall and Bob Joseph on March 18, 2022. (Photo: WNBF News)
Dana Potter, center, with fellow broadcasters Carl Wall and Bob Joseph on March 18, 2022. (Photo: WNBF News)

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