Lynn Samuels

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Lynn Samuels
Born (1942-09-02)September 2, 1942
Died December 24, 2011(2011-12-24) (aged 69)
Occupation American radio personality

Lynn Margaret Samuels (September 2, 1942 – December 24, 2011) was an American radio personality and blogger, based in New York City.


She began her radio career at WBAI in 1979, where in addition to her on-air work, she was music director and an engineer and producer.[1] Walter Sabo, in a tribute on the Alex Bennett program (hosted by Richard Bey) on December 27, 2011, stated that Lynn first worked for WOR on Saturdays from 4–6 p.m. "for quite some time".

Samuels was heard on WABC from 1987 until 1992, 1993 until 1997,[2] and 1997[3] until 2002,[4] including two breaks in which she was fired and then rehired. Her third and final dismissal in 2002 was allegedly due to budget cuts.

Samuels was also a call-screener for Matt Drudge. In 2002, she joined WLIE[5] for a brief time before being hired by Sirius in 2003.[6]

From 2003 to 2011, Samuels hosted The Lynn Samuels Show initially from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the weekends before being moved to the shift from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET on the Sirius Satellite Radio channel SIRIUS Left. Early in 2011, after SIRIUS Left was folded into Sirius XM Left, Sirius reduced her hours and she began a new weekend talk show on Sirius XM Stars from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.[7] She also made television appearances on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, Geraldo at Large and Politically Incorrect.


She attended Bard College.


Lynn Samuels died on December 24, 2011, aged 69, of a heart attack in her Woodside, New York apartment.[8][9][10][11] She is survived by her sister Judy and two nephews. She is buried in Linden Hill Jewish Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens, NY[12]


  1. ^ WBAI website.
  2. ^ "The Lynn of Fire: WABC cans Samuels". New York Daily News. February 19, 1997. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
  3. ^ "Rocky's Bad Back Brings Samuels Back". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  4. ^ "Buzz Flash Interviews Lynn Samuels". Buzzflash. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  5. ^ "WLIE Boosts Signal". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  6. ^ "Sirius Left, Stream 145, Adds LIberal Voice Lynn Samuels to Lineup" (PDF). SiriusXM Investor Relations. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  7. ^ "Lynn Samuels Moves to Weekends". AllAccess. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  8. ^ "Radio's Lynn Samuels dies at 69". The New York Post. December 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
  9. ^ "Lynn Samuels, 1942–2011". The Right Perspective. December 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
  10. ^ Hinckley, David (December 25, 2011). "Former WABC host Lynn Samuels dies Christmas Eve at 69". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
  11. ^ New York Times, 27 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Find-A-Grave under Lynn Margaret Samuels

External links

  • Lynn Samuels' website
  • New York Times obit, December 27, 2011
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