CNYRadio.com is saddened to report the sudden death of WFIZ (Z95.5) program director and morning co-host Tommy Frank. GM Frank Lischak tells us Frank died early this morning of an apparent heart attack.
According to reports on AllAccess.com, Frank was just 42 years old, and suffered from heart problems and diabetes.
WFIZ became Ithaca’s first CHR station in more than 15 years when it launched in September, with 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row. The jock lineup, including Frank as morning drive co-host, just launched yesterday morning.
Please see the first comment below for details about a scholarship fund being established in Tommy’s name. A private memorial for family members is being planned in Tommy’s hometown of Bangor, Maine.