Last Updated on October 22, 2023, 4:52 pm
She was well known for her unique voice and iconic presence. Her demise left a void in the radio industry, mourning his loved ones in loss and grief. April Whitney confirmed her death news through a Facebook post and wrote in a statement:
“Fly low, Dusty Street. I’m devastated. Dusty passed away today, but I wasn’t allowed to announce it until now. To an incredibly wonderful woman I have known for the past forty years, I already miss her terribly. You have my undying love, Street. We developed a lifetime friendship despite her having the ability to have just as easily chewed me up and spit me out.
She also wrote, How fortunate I am that life connected our paths. How great it is that we have been friends for so long. You touched my life in some unimaginable ways. Thank you, Street. I know that we will see each other again, my friend. Until then, avoid the radar and enjoy those beautiful wings.”
Her passing serves as a reminder of how fleeting life is, but her voice and the happiness she gave listeners will live on forever in the radio and rock music industries. Thoughts and Condolences to her family, friends and community in this trying time.
About Dusty Street
Dusty Street was one of the first female rock jocks on the west coast, working in San Francisco from 1967 to 1978 at KMPX and KSAN. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted nighttime shows on KROQ from 1979 until 1996.
She contributed significantly to the documentary “San Francisco Sounds: A Place In Time” earlier this year. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, CCR, Steve Miller Band, and other rising Bay Area musicians are the subject of this two-part series.
Dusty was also inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2023. She has shared music in the Deep Tracks and Classic Vinyl with SiriusXM listeners for over 20 years. She leaves behind a legacy, nevertheless.
Dusty Street was very outspoken about issues like the rock music lyrics grading system, which was recently raised in a Senate hearing. She developed into the ultimate “Rock Jock” with a long career spanning nearly 35 years, hosting events in Los Angeles and across the country.
Her impact will continue to motivate upcoming DJs and music enthusiasts. She paved the path for rock jocks and will always be recognized on the radio. Prayers for her; Rest in Peace, Dusty Street.
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