Late McKeesport broadcaster's life to be celebrated at March gathering
The late Terry Lee Trunzo's family said a celebration of the disc jockey's life is set for March 8 from 7-11 p.m. at the Boston Spectrum.
Trunzo, 70, known as Terry Lee in a broadcast career dating back half a century, died July 30, 2013, at his home in Bellville, Ohio, after a battle with lung cancer.
“We have been overwhelmed with requests to present this event,” said Lee's widow, West Mifflin native Carol Trunzo.
She said the March 8 event will feature never-before-seen photos and videos and “plenty of music,” especially Lee's signature “Music for Young Lovers” ballads, spun by disc jockey Joe Parknavy.
Lee was a New Eagle native and 1960 Monongahela High School graduate. He began his career while in high school and worked at WESA in Charleroi, WARO in Canonsburg, WMCK and WIXZ in McKeesport, WIIC-11 (now WPXI) and WPGH-53. He was a radio personality and station owner in Florida and Arizona, host of a nationally syndicated show, concert promoter and record producer.
Lee returned to McKeesport on Feb. 13, 2010, for a Palisades event that drew more than 600 people. He subsequently had events at such venues as the Stockdale and New Eagle fire halls, Monessen Elks, class reunions and trade shows.
He did shows on WJAS-1320 and WLSW-103.9 and with Parknavy's help developed an Internet station on www.tlsoundco.com.
His family said Magic Communications Network drew 135,000 hits a month just before Lee's death and continues to attract listeners from around the world.
“We will continue to follow his dream and we will be forever grateful for the love, prayers and support so many people have shown,” Carol Trunzo said.
The March 8 event will be “bring your own bottle” and food will not be sold there. Admission is $20 at the door and $15 in advance through www.tlsoundco.com or by sending a check or money order to TL Sound Co., Box 640, Bellville, Ohio 44813.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-664-9161 ext. 1967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Brass plaque stolen from McKeesport veterans memorial
- McKeesport man sentenced to house arrest in armed robbery
- Foundation helps fill funding gap
- Executive says Century III revival plan remains on track
- Power outage planned in Elizabeth, Forward
- Elizabeth Forward marks 35th year of senior holiday breakfast
- Clairton students reference positive ‘Frozen’-themed lessons
- McKeesport Area fourth-grader thrilled with gift from White Oak Lions Club
- Jamie’s Dream Team founder says she will press on despite new illness
- Greensburg pit bull advocacy group plans fundraiser in Homestead
- Teen who accused Clairton police of brutality pleads guilty to lesser charges