ALBANY — Bob Mason, a local radio DJ from the late 1970s to early 2000s, whose 1980s heyday as a morning host at WPYX-106.5 FM earned him rock star status and a such popularity with the public that the station’s contest line was blocked. state offices, died Sunday. He was 72 years old. A cause of death was not immediately available.
Born Roy Moon on June 22, 1949 and raised in Catskill, Bob Mason, as he was known personally and professionally, as a teenager built his own radio transmitter and broadcast on a police frequency, in a tradition repeated enough to let it be accepted, and perhaps real, the truth. It was the first of many times Mason clashed with authority figures for his radio antics.