WRIP's Garraghan passes away
Nov 03, 2010 3:54 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Guy Garraghan"][/caption]From Dennis Jackson, owner of WRIP in Windham, a tribute to one of the area's best radio hosts:
Around 9:15 PM on Tuesday, November 2, the Mountaintop lost a native son who was one of the best. Guy Patrick Garraghan has passed away following emergency surgery at Albany Medical Center. Guy embodied the heart and soul of the Mountaintop, and of this radio station. He was a friend to all, 110% Irish, and universally loved and respected. He lived all of his 64 years in Windham, with the exception of 4 years of service to his country in the U.S. Air Force. Guy is really the reason this radio station is here. He was a consummate broadcaster, emcee, and host, and a celebrated toastmaster over his career spanning nearly 50 years. Guy is the primary reason WRIP has been here every day since August 5, 1999 as this community’s radio station. We all loved Guy dearly, but our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to his immediate family, to his wife Carol, his daughters Shannon and Kristen, his son Jimmy, and his brothers Mike and Chris. Arrangements for remembrance of Guy’s life will be announced at the convenience of his family.