Claudia Dorsey, wife of longtime KSCS/96.3 FM morning-show host Terry Dorsey, has written an open letter to the station and its listeners thanking them for their support since Dorsey’s death Saturday at age 66.
“I would like to start off by thanking all of our family, friends and KSCS listeners for all your kind words, love and support through the hardest days of my life,” begins Claudia Dorsey’s letter, which is posted on the station’s Facebook page.
In the letter, Claudia Dorsey pays tribute to her husband, writing, “He had a heart of gold and always treated me like every day was our first date.” She then relays several short anecdotes about his romantic spontaneity and his passion for life, and how he would always cry at his favorite movie, Field of Dreams.
“I guess what I am trying to say is that Terry was a very humble man who never took anything for granted and lived life to its fullest,” she writes.
Funeral services for Dorsey will be private. Claudia Dorsey says that flowers can be sent to Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, 76012, or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Terry Dorsey’s name.
You can read the entire letter here.
Terry Dorsey worked at KSCS from 1988 till his retirement in December 2014, and had been in radio 46 years, 33 of those in DFW. His longtime co-host at KSCS, Mark “Hawkeye” Louis, continues in the mornings, and on Monday did a tribute show in which friends and former colleagues, as well as DFW media personalities and country stars, shared their memories of Dorsey. Read highlights of that show and listen to audio from it here.