Veteran Binghamton radio personality Dana Potter has died. He was 67 years old.

Potter’s death was announced Friday night in a post on the Magic 101.7 WLTB Radio website.

In the message, a colleague wrote: “We have lost one of the best people we have ever had the privilege of being part of the GM Broadcasting family…Dana Potter has fought hard in his battle with cancer , but as is often the case, he took our friend tonight and the world is an emptier place for him.”

Potter grew up in Broome County and developed his love for radio as a child. In 1971 he became a member of Explorer Post 12, which was sponsored by WNBF radio and television when the stations were located on Front Street in Binghamton.

Potter’s first on-air appearances were at WNBF radio, where he hosted the station’s late-night music program at the age of 20.

Potter then worked at various other radio stations in the Binghamton market including WENE and WMRV in Endwell for 13 years. For the past two decades, he’s been the midday host at Magic 101.7, which is now based in Endwell.

Dana Potter, center, with fellow broadcasters Carl Wall and Bob Joseph on March 18, 2022. (Photo: WNBF News)

Dana Potter, center, with fellow broadcasters Carl Wall and Bob Joseph on March 18, 2022. (Photo: WNBF News)

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected].

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