Local Radio Broadcaster and Journalist David Spatz Dies at 71

David Spatz, a former entertainment writer for the Press of Atlantic City and a local broadcaster, died earlier today. Continue reading to find out how David Spatz died, what happened to him, and what caused his death.

Spatz had been a fixture in the local media since the 1970s. He was most recently seen as the host of the news-talk station’s mid-day show. He also reported for The Press on the casino entertainment business.

Who was David Spatz?

David Spatz was a former Press of Atlantic City entertainment columnist and WOND-AM 1400 local announcer. Since the 1970s, the well-known Linwood resident has been engaged in local media, covering various significant issues, most notably casino gaming.

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Spatz, born in Atlantic City and raised in southern Cape May County, was a flexible guy who could easily switch mediums. He covered entertainment news, interviewed celebrities, and wrote essays that garnered him a national and regional print and television prizes.

Spatz’s well-known television series “Curtain Call” is the only show created in southern New Jersey to have won an Emmy Award for television excellence. He also had the same-named column on Atlantic City Weekly, where he interviewed prominent entertainers.

How did David Spatz die?

David Spatz, an Atlantic City broadcaster and journalist, died on Monday, January 23, 2023. He was 71 years old when he died. The tragic news of his death was reported on Facebook by radio station WOND-AM 1400.

“From TV to Radio to Print, David’s gift of storytelling and Atlantic City expertise was a delight to listen, watch, or read for over four decades,” the radio station stated on Facebook in an emotional statement. “During this terrible moment, our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family.”

What was the cause of his death?

David Spatz, an Atlantic City media figure, died on Monday at 71 at his home in Linwood. However, no precise cause of death for David Spatz was disclosed in any statements reporting his demise.

Spatz is thought to have died of natural causes. However, nothing has been verified as of yet. Our staff is attempting to contact anyone close to him. We are trying to learn more about the circumstances surrounding David Spatz’s death.

Tributes on social media

While the funeral services for David Spatz are still pending, an obituary is being prepared. We will update this section after his family has made arrangements and announced them.

At the moment, no information on survival is known.

Former Press of Atlantic City writer John Froonjian has led the honours to David Spatz. He said that the late guy realized the possibilities the casino business offered Atlantic City and South Jersey.

“For all of his success and influence over the years, he remained a pleasant man and a wonderful advocate for WOND and the region,” Froonjian said. “He was a slick interviewer who drew the most out of his radio guests. Even when he was cheerleading for the entertainment industry, Dave was always a professional. He will be sorely missed.”

Other local, regional, and national celebrities also paid their respects to the late broadcaster. He will be sorely missed for the rest of his life. We’d want to express our sympathies to his family. May God grant the departed soul eternal rest.

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