Paco Navarro on Disco92 WKTU New York| 1979

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After hearing about the passing of Manuel “Paco” Navarro, I thought I’d share one more of his aircheck.

Paco was one of the best known voices of disco in the late 1970s and early 1980s at once top-rated WKTU New York. He held down afternoon drive on Disco 92, later 92KTU. With his Spanish accent, he was one of the most popular jocks on KTU. He was at WKTU from the beginning, to 1985, when he moved over to Spanish language WJIT, where he was Program Director. Jim Harlan, a former colleague at WKTU, said ″He really didn’t quite fit in” at WJIT. After ratings dropped at WJIT, Paco left in January 1986 and sadly, couldn’t find a job in radio. We learned in June 2019, that he was battling numerous health issues, including dementia, Alzheimer’s and stage-4 pancreatic cancer.



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1 Comment

  1. Randy Payne

    I am sorry for the lost of this disc jockey at WKTU-FM 92.3, there in New York. I am from Kansas City, Missouri, and raised around the radio scene in Kansas City,stations like Q104, KBEQ-FM 104.3, TOP 40 Hit music station from 1982-1993 and now New Hit Country from 1993 to presents, to other stations like 61 Country, WDAF- 610 AM from 1977 to 2003, to other stations in KC like X106 106.5 KXXR, kansas City’s Dance Hit/ CHR format station from 1990 to 1992, and Country 94. 1 KFKF-FM, Kansas City’s Country Variety from 1982 to present (KCKN-FM 94.1) Country music from 1963-1982. So, Kansas City has seen legendary DJ’S like Dan Diamond, Ted Cramer, Randy Miller, and others like them come and go through out the years.

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