, entertained radio audiences in New York for 20 years
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Pat Parson
, the retired WCBS news anchor whose rich baritone informed and entertained radio audiences in the New York metropolitan area for 20 years, died Thursday of cancer.He
The Newark native, whose real name was Pasquale D. Tominaro, joined the all-news station in 1970 and co-hosted the afternoon news until he
retired in 1990. Parson graduated in 1960 from Seton Hall University, where he worked at the school's radio station.He
was inducted in WSOU-FM's hall of fame
in 1992. He began his career as a newscaster at WNBF in Binghamton, N.Y., and later became news director at WERA in Plainfield. After retiring from WCBS, Parson built and owned WQNJ-FM in Stafford Township, where he also anchored the morning newscasts until selling the station in 1996.