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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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