(Indiana’s NewsCenter - Longtime TV host and powerhouse producer Dick Clark died Wednesday at the age of 82 from a massive heart attack.
Clark began his lifelong career in show business by working in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in upstate New York. It wasn't long before the teenager was on the air, filling in for the weatherman and the announcer.
He then attended Syracuse University, working as a disc jockey while studying for his degree in business.
After graduation he briefly returned to WRUN before landing a gig as a DJ at WFIL in Philadelphia in 1952, spinning records for a show he called "Dick Clark's Caravan of Music."
Within five years, the whole country was watching. ABC’s "American Bandstand"
In 1972, Dick Clark became synonymous with one of the biggest nights of the year.
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on ABC became a Dec. 31 tradition, with Clark hosting the festivities for more than three decades.
Thank you for all the years of entertainment. You are loved and will be missed.
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