After losing his wife, Gail, of 60 years to cancer in 2018, Purtan remarried on June 13, 2020. Honors. In 2004, Purtan was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Purtan was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in the radio division in 2006. Work history. WOLF-AM; WSAI; WKNR-AM (1965–67) WBAL (1967-68)
The Casinos was a nine-member doo-wop group from Cincinnati, Ohio, led by Gene Hughes and which included Bob Armstrong, Ray White, Mickey Denton, and Pete Bolton. Ken Brady performed with the group, taking over for Hughes from 1962 to 1965 as lead singer.