David Spatz Passes Away- former local broadcaster at WOND-AM 1400
David Spatz, former Press of Atlantic City entertainment writer and local broadcaster at WOND-AM 1400, has died, the radio station announced on Monday.
Spatz, 71, had been involved in local media since the 1970s and was most recently the news-talk station’s mid-day host. He also covered the casino entertainment industry extensively for The Press.
“From TV to Radio to Print, David’s gift of storytelling and Atlantic City knowledge was a joy to listen, watch or read for over four decades,” the station wrote on its Facebook page. “Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family at this difficult time.”
John Froonjian, a former Press of Atlantic City investigative journalist and executive director for William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University, said Spatz always saw the potential that the casino industry presented to Atlantic City and South Jersey.