While I had something else cued up for today, I turned on my radio, as I always do on my commute, to Dallas country station KSCS. Sadly, as soon as I tuned in I learned of the sudden passing of legendary broadcast Terry Dorsey. While I’ve only lived in Dallas for 18 months, Terry’s voice and time in my radio was an important one. It helped Dallas feel more like home and family and culture not so far away.
Terry was the first person to welcome me to Dallas. While I never met him, nor spoke to him, nor even called into the station, Upon arriving in Dallas one of the first things I did was tune in to the first country station I could find. In fact, Terry’s voice was the first Texan voice I heard. I hadn’t even pulled off of I-20 and made my way North with a car full of boxes and a terrified cat before his voice came through the radio and made me feel at home.
I listened to Hawkeye & Dorsey in the morning five days a week for the past 18 months. I was genuinely sad when it was announced that Terry was retiring but, I understood the draw to take time to just be. While I knew Terry less and fewer years that so many, I am blessed to have been able to spend any time in Dallas listening and being entertained by such a great man who, as was pointed out this morning, was so unassuming.
So it is with a heavier heart this morning that I say so long, Terry. You’ll be missed. My deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and his colleagues at the radio station. If there is anything that I, or I’m sure the people of North Texas, can do please do not hesitate to ask.