Theodore Quillin
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THEODORE QUILLIN Theodore Ross Quillin, 81, of Las Vegas, passed away April 20, 2011. He was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Oklahoma City. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. His career as an American radio personality spanned 64 years. At one time, he was rated the #1 Personality Disc Jockey in the nation. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005. Ted became one of the original "Seven Swingin' Gentlemen" who took a Top-40, Rock and Roll music format into its first major market, at KFWB in Hollywood. His listeners became known as the "Quiverin' Quillin Clan." His years in radio included KFWB, 1958-61; KRLA-Pasadena, 1962-64; KORK-Las Vegas, 1964-1966, KFI-LA, 1969; KFOX-1969-71; XPRS-1972, and finally, KORK-Las Vegas, 1972, when he became a permanent resident of Las Vegas, and recently on KDSS-Ely. In addition, Ted did a show on Armed Forces Radio and Television Network for 10 years and was heard on 530 radio stations worldwide. Following his radio career, he opened Quillin Country Advertising in Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his father, Randall Quillin; mother, Josephine Arnold; and sister, Sugar Quillin. He is survived by his wife, Eve; brother, Ray (wife, Margaret); daughters, Jo Williams and Janet Titus (husband, Rick); son, Tim (wife, Sharry); four stepchildren; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Penthouse Suite at the Red Rock Resort & Casino. The family requests that any donations in Ted's memory be made to the Zelzah Shriners Transportation Fund at 2222 W. Mesquite Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106. Just as Ted always signed off his radio programs with this familiar wish for his fans, those of us that love and miss him, in turn, now wish him "Blue Skies and Green Lights" forever.



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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2011.
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April 28, 2011
Tim, Sharry, Eve and the whole family-Ted was a good man and a great talent. We are sorry for your loss.
Gina and Ira
April 23, 2011
Tim, I will always remember Ted with the happiest of thoughts. He was kind and gentle and had such a great sense of humor. I so enjoyed my time at Quillin Country with the two of you. My thought are with you and yours at this difficult time. Joanne Podlogar
April 23, 2011
Tim and Sharry - We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bobbi Miracle and Soozi Jones Walker
April 23, 2011
Dear Tim, My sincere condolences. I have very fond memories of you father and Nick, of blessed memory, loved him. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl Pandelis
April 23, 2011
Tim and family my heart and prayers are with you. Uncle Ted was the best uncle a nephew could ever wish for I love you all Mike Quilin -Original Quillin Clan
April 22, 2011
Tim & Sharry, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Leslie Caprow
April 22, 2011
Tim, Sherry and Janet, my family and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Sounds like like Ted was a great guy! David Killebrew and family.
David Killebrew
April 21, 2011
Tim and Sherry, my sincere condolences for your loss. As we spoke a few years ago, as a 50 year long time Las Vegan, I remembered watching your dad Ted on local Las Vegas TV. He was one of the best of the oldies, funny, talented, and a sharp guy with a great impromptu since of humor. All the good talented guys are going away fast! Remember the good times, you have the memories, My best to you and your family during this sad time.
Fred Kiser
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