Gordie Little 1937 – 2016
Legendary Plattsburgh radio personality Gordie Little died unexpectedly June 22 outside of his home in Morrisonville. He was 79.
A native of Rockland County, NY, Little worked briefly at WICY in Malone and WEAV in Plattsburgh before joining WIRY in 1961. He served as both News and Program Director before departing WIRY in 1997.
He was a devoted advocate for the North Country and its citizens. He helped lead a valiant effort to keep the Plattsburgh Air Force Base open, and then helped efforts to redevelop the base.
Gordie stayed busy after his radio career, writing weekly columns for both the Press-Republican and for Denton Publications. He produced hundreds of shows for local access TV and authored many books.
He is survived by his wife and many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were held in Morrisonville on June 28.