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Little Walter, king of doo-wop and oldies, dies at 73

Walter DeVenne

"Little Walter" DeVenne, who started broadcasting doo-wop and oldies on the MIT student radio station in 1967 and then just kept going across the Boston radio dial before settling on WODS with "Little Walter's Time Machine," died yesterday from Covid-19, according to a posting on the Boston Radio Interest mailing list.

Little Walter started on what was then WTBS at MIT, when "olidies" still meant music of the 1950s and 1960s. His show on Oldies 103 aired between 1987 and 2002. He retired to Florida in 2005.

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another little bit of Boston slips away.

Rest in peace.

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I liked his show.

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He wasn't really that old, either.

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