The world of rock radio mourns the loss of an indomitable presence, Dusty Street, who passed away recently at the age of 77. A trailblazer in her field, Street was renowned for her tenure at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles and her subsequent two-decade contribution to SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl and Deep Tracks stations.
Final Moments and Farewell
Geno Michellini, a close friend of Street, took to Facebook to share his poignant farewell, detailing the final moments spent at her bedside in Eugene. He expressed his admiration for Street's relentless spirit in the face of numerous health challenges over the years, highlighting her peaceful passing surrounded by love in a tranquil setting.
"She died peacefully, quietly and surrounded by love in a beautifully serene location overlooking the most beautiful lake you could ever want," Michellini wrote. He continued to remember Street as a queen in her realm and a treasured friend, underscoring the immense loss felt by both him and the world of music and radio.
In a heartfelt tribute on their Facebook page, SiriusXM echoed Michellini’s sentiments, stating, “We have lost one of our own. Dusty Street has passed away after 77 joyous trips around the sun”. The message highlighted Street’s pioneering journey as one of the first female rock disc jockeys on the West Coast, with notable stints at KMPX and KSAN in San Francisco from 1967 through 1978.
Street later graced the Los Angeles airwaves, enchanting evening listeners on KROQ from 1979 to 1996. With a rich history and an enduring legacy in the music industry, Dusty Street's contribution to rock radio is immeasurable.
Her passion, tenacity, and groundbreaking career paved the way for future generations of female disc jockeys, establishing her as a true legend in the field. As the radio and music communities come together to commemorate her remarkable life, it is clear that the impact of Dusty Street’s illustrious career will resonate for years to come.
The queen of rock radio may have left the airwaves, but her spirit and legacy will undoubtedly endure. If you use any quote from this article, please credit rare.us and h/t to Celebtattler.