Thursday, December 28, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: WMMS Voice Len "Boom" Goldberg Passes Away

We don't have many details on this, but OMW hears that iconic WMMS voice Len "Boom" Goldberg has died. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

"Boom" was quite simply THE voice of Cleveland's world-famous rock radio station for some three decades. When you thought of "The Buzzard" in your head, it was Len Goldberg's voice you were hearing...even if you never listened to 100.7, as he was also the "Voice of WMMS" on various advertisements and in promotions.

More information as it becomes available...

11 comments:

MIKE YOUNG said...

WHAT A WAY TO END THE YEAR 1)CASEY COLEMAN 2)JAYBIRD 3)JOE FINAN 4)THE VOICE OF WMMS LEN "BOOM" GOLDBERG THE BUZZARD BY MANY IN THE INDUSTRY DIED A LONG TIME AGO WITH LEN'S PASSING IT REALLY MARKS THE END OF AN ERA. GOD BLESSED US FOR YEARS ON THE AIRWAVES WITH THAT GIFT HE GAVE TO LEN,THE NEXT TIME WE SHALL HEAR THAT VOICE I'M SURE AS WE ARRIVED TO THE PROMISE LAND AND BOOM ANNOUNCES OUR ARRIVAL. REST IN PEACE BOOM AND THANK-YOU.

VODood said...

"BOOM" was also once the voice of then Malrite sister WHTZ/Z100 NY before Ernie Anderson would become the voice.

Old samples here... audio is poor, but you can make out BOOM. I've sent what little BOOM audio I have in my archives to my WMMS contact.


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Sour Apples said...

Another legend has left the business. WMMS has officially died in my opinion with the passing of the voice of WMMS. God Bless Len and his family in their time of sorrow.

Anonymous said...

THE BOOM is what made me always want to be in radio. There was nothing better than many 'MMS bits.

Thanks BOOM ~

Anonymous said...

As Mike Young said,
Its been a sad few months for Cleveland/Akron/Canton radio.
Lost alot of great ones!

From TopHour.com
WMMS 1996
http://www.tophour.com/audio/Cleveland%20OH/fm1007_1996-02_wmms_crollins.mp3

WMMS 2000
http://www.tophour.com/audio/Cleveland%20OH/fm1007_2000-05_wmms_cgorney.mp3

Anonymous said...

God bless you Boom.
Thank you for everything.

Anonymous said...

Another hole is put in the history of Cleveland radio. With the state of radio as it is future generations will not understand how importatnt this market was and the talent it offered. The cadence with which Len would say W-M-M-S will forever be burned in my brain.

Anonymous said...

Boom was one of those guys from whom I always wanted to borrow his voice when he wasn't using it. Indeed, a great vibration in the universe has been stilled ...

MaryEllen said...

Beside the fond memories of listening to the "voice" of WMMS, I recall my memories of "The Boom" coming into Denny's restaurant, in Independence, Ohio, weekend mornings, for breakfast. I was a waitress there. He would sit at the end of the counter, having his breakfast, He loved to chat with all the waitresses, and on my way home, I would tune in just to hear him say hi to the "Kids at Denny's". Bless you Boom, and your family. Another great one is gone.

Anonymous said...

Oh man! Len BOOM Goldberg is gone. What a sad day! This gentleman was so smooth on the air and he had such an awesome voice. I'm really saddened that he left us so soon. Rest in peace my friend.

Anonymous said...

I listen to the morning ZOO in the 80's. Len was always the one you could count on. He'll be missed.