Dave Hussong Cause Of Death, Obituary Unavailable Yet – “Shakin'” Dave Hussong, a long-time WYSO radio DJ died on April 24. He was 76 years old at the time. Hussong became a WYSO host in 1982, after then-blues host Art Snyder, after 37 years at the head of Hall of Fame Blues. Until his on-air retirement in 2019, he hosted blues programming.
According to daytondailynews.com, “He spent nearly four decades introducing our community to hall-of-fame-worthy blues artists, all of that time as a volunteer. His show was an education about the blues and its far-ranging influence perfect for longtime fans and brand-new listeners. Dave was incredibly generous with his talent and his vast musical knowledge, and he genuinely cared for our local music community and the people in it.”
Hussong was also a musician who played with the Low Rent Blues All-Stars and Shake and the Senders, among other groups. He was also a trained visual artist, a Centerville-based dealer of old electric and acoustic guitars, and a writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine.
WYSO music director Juliet Fromholt said, “Shakin’ Dave Hussong handled music and the act of making and sharing it with such regard, something I know WYSO listeners felt when he was on the air.”