For 51 years Rick Shaw’s resonant and melodious voice echoed through the airwaves — from St. Louis to Omaha to Denver and finally to Miami, where he spent most of his career spinning vinyl and playing oldies, goldies and rock ‘n roll.
In 1964, while he worked for WQAM, Shaw was the first radio disc jockey in South Florida to play the Beatles. He met them later that year in Jacksonville.
During a 46-year career in Miami, Shaw finished each program with the 1959 Ray Peterson classic Goodnight My Love.
Friday, just over a decade into his retirement, Shaw died. He was 78.