Legendary radio disc jockey, Dusty Street, known for her sultry voice and love of freedom, has passed away at the age of 77. Street rose to fame in Southern California while working at KROQ-FM, where she became one of the first female rock DJs on the West Coast.
Street began her career in San Francisco before making her way to Los Angeles. From 1979 to 1996, she captivated listeners at KROQ with her eclectic music taste and unparalleled personality. Although she briefly left the station in 1980, Street continued to leave an indelible mark on the airwaves throughout her tenure.
However, her free-spirited nature often clashed with the station’s management, leading to her eventual departure in 1989. Street was considered a renegade by some, but her fans adored her rebellious spirit and fierce dedication to promoting rock music. She never shied away from speaking out against attempts to censor lyrics, solidifying her status as a true advocate for artistic expression.
Following her departure from KROQ, Street reinvented herself as a DJ for SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks station, where she continued to share her unparalleled knowledge and passion for music. For the past two decades, she brought her sultry voice back to the airwaves, delighting fans with her ever-evolving playlist.
Street peacefully passed away in Eugene, Oregon, surrounded by love. Her death marks the end of an era in radio and music. Those who had the pleasure of working with her and listening to her revolutionary broadcasts remember her as a true legend, whose impact on the industry will never be forgotten.
In memory of Dusty Street, the rock music community mourns the loss of an irreplaceable icon. Her passion and dedication to her craft have left an everlasting imprint on every rock fan who had the pleasure of tuning in to her broadcasts. As we pay tribute to her incredible legacy, may her voice continue to resonate in the hearts of music lovers around the world.
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