Alan Price Sloane
October 29, 1926 ~ January 20, 2011
Pebble Beach ~ Alan was born and raised in Oxford, Ohio. He entered the Merchant Marines at the age of 17 serving during World War II. Following the war, Alan returned to Oxford, graduating from Miami University in 1948. He also served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Alan’s professional broadcasting career spanned an extraordinary 60 years beginning with his first job as a radio DJ in Cleveland, continuing to a position as weather anchor and co-host of a cooking show in Dallas, Texas., to WWL-TV in New Orleans where he hosted a noon talk show with a "live" in-house band led by trumpet virtuoso Al Hurt, then to WAGA-TV, Atlanta where he hosted the bi-centennial celebration of Margaret Mitchell's “Gone with the Wind” at Loews Grand Theater, site of the original 1939 premier, and introduced and interviewed David O. Selznick, Olivia deHavilland and dozens of visiting celebrities.
Alan joined KCOP-TV 13, Los Angeles later that year. During his tenure, he hosted a variety of programs including "The Advocate", “American West” and “This Exciting World”. But, for over seven years, he was best known as host of the original Los Angeles "Dialing For Dollars". In 1969, Alan moved to KABC-TV 7 as the weather anchor. Over the years he also worked special assignments for ABC Sports - as Pit Announcer for Can-Am Auto Races as well as track & field events at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and 1972 Olympics in Munich. While at KABC-TV, Alan received two Emmy nominations, winning once. He was nominated three times at KCOP, winning twice.
Alan made appearances on "Love Boat" and in national commercials for Ford and Kraft. His next move was to the national Financial News Network in 1982 as national weather anchor with daily early-morning and mid-afternoon business and agricultural weather shows. After six years with the network, Alan retired to Las Vegas in 1988. He then accepted a position at KVBC-TV 3 as weekend weather anchor. A year later, Alan moved to full time anchor and worked for the next seven years! He also hosted a half-hour program titled "Action Seniors". He retired, again, in 1997, but continued to be active, developing and hosting a weekly radio show titled "FYI The Radio Show" in Las Vegas.
Alan relocated to Carmel Valley in September 2008 and subsequently hosted a weekly television show, "Choices", at Noon on the NBC affiliate KSBW-TV 8. The show was sponsored by Monterey-based Choice Home Health Care. From his 20's into his 80's, Alan continued to be an intuitive interviewer, charming and literate, always putting his guests at ease, and knowing instinctively how to draw them into a lively conversation for the audience. These are only a few of the highlights of a life lived to the fullest.
Alan is survived by his wife Lynne, his sister, Ann Leech of Canton, Ohio, his sons, Lance of Studio City, CA, Devin of Bhusto Arsizio, Italy and David of Dallas; his daughter, Gail Munger of Indianapolis and his grandchildren, Ryder, Jack, Matteo, Marco and Leonardo Sloane, and Joshua and Rebekah Munger.
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara in Las Vegas followed by a Celebration of Alan’s Life at Red Rock Country Club at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alfred Price Sloane Scholarship at Miami University: Miami Development Center, 725 E. Chestnut St., Oxford, OH 45056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 513-529-1230.
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