Buster Bodine Obituary, Death – Recent news reports confirm that Buster Bodine, a well-known radio host and voice actor, has gone away. In the summer of 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting him at the home of our engineer Kevin Campbell, where we were celebrating the birthday of another radio personality called Larry McKay. The occasion was a birthday party for Larry McKay. R.I.P., Buster Bodine.
Buster was a significant star in both the Indianapolis and Los Angeles radio markets during the whole of the 1970s when working at WNAP / The Buzzard in Indianapolis and into the late 1980s while working at Power 106 in Los Angeles. During the years 1985 and 1986, he worked as an announcer for the game show ‘Break the Bank’ under the ruse of his birth name, Michael Hanks, with Gene Rayburn (for the first three months) and Joe Farago (for the remaining nine months).
He has since established himself as a successful voice actor and has done work for Guitar Center as well as for movie trailers. He described to me the real reason Rayburn was let go from his position at Kline & Friends after just one season, as well as the reasons why he decided to leave the company after only one year of employment there. The older brother of Buster Riley, Chuck Riley, was the first deejay to assume the on air pseudonym Charlie Tuna.
Buster Riley was his younger brother. He was given the name Chuck Riley despite the fact that his birth name was Charles Hanks. Later on, Chuck, who had gone away at the age of 66 in 2007, bequeathed it to the personality born Art Ferguson, who used it throughout his 48 years of working in radio and television in Los Angeles. Art Ferguson was born Art Ferguson. Chuck went away in 2007.