Dave McElhatton

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Dave McElhatton (December 8, 1928 – August 23, 2010) was an evening news anchor for several decades in San Francisco, California, in the United States. He was in the first class of inductees to the Bay Area Hall of Fame. He retired in 2000. McElhatton was sometimes called "Mac" An Oakland native, McElhatton attended San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University). He received a B.A. in liberal arts from that institution in 1951. McElhatton worked for KCBS Radio in San Francisco for 25 years, starting two weeks after college graduation. Early in his career, he hosted an all-night radio show, "Music 'Til Dawn". In the early 60s, he was the host of "McElhatton In The Morning", a blend of news and comedy, with his side-kick 'Friendly Clyde' (Homer Welch). He later did a radio program "Viewpoint", which was the area's first telephone talk show. McElhatton later became news director of KCBS radio, where he helped change the format of the station to an all-news format. While doing radio at KCBS, McElhatton (along with Friendly Clyde) hosted TV Bingo, a daytime show on KTVU Channel 2. McElhatton became a news anchor for KPIX-TV Channel 5, the first television station in  ( Wikipedia article )


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