If you worked in and around the Detroit and Chicago markets, you probably know the name Allan Stagg. Allan worked at (among other stations) WABX here in Detroit, and a number of Chicago stations, including WCKG (back in the Classic Rock days), CD94.7, and The Drive.
Allan passed away this past weekend from complications from pneumonia. He had been programming Rock 104.9 in Battle Creek.
Allan was very much a throwback jock, who had the ability to create his own unique atmosphere. He was at his best hosting his "Sanctuary" show, radio that could take you to an entirely different place. Allan had a real sense of "theater of the mind" - something that we all talk about, but he was able to bring to life on the radio. While Allan always had that serious "Voice of God" sound, there was always a lot of winking going on as well.
He will truly be missed, and we will keep you up to speed in this blog about arrangements. Allan leaves a wife Kathy, and five sons.