White came to Boston in 1977, near the beginning of a radio career that started at little WGIV in his native Charlotte, N.C. After two years at urban WILD (1090), White joined Rich Balsbaugh and the rest of the team that was launching "Kiss 108," WXKS-FM in Medford. First as morning jock/PD and later as evening jock/PD, White helped shape the disco sound that pushed the former WWEL-FM from worst to first.
White's later career was checkered, marred by frequent allegations of drug use (which the Boston Herald's Dean Johnson had the guts to mention in his obit) and a variety of stints at several smaller stations. After leaving Kiss, White spent some time programming and consulting rival CHR WZOU (94.5, now WJMN). The early 90s found him doing evenings on WVBF (105.7) during its "Boston 105" phase. That gig ended when WVBF became country WCLB in early 1993, and White left local radio for a time.
He was just starting to make a comeback at the time of his death, with consulting and on-air work at WILD, and rumors of a new partnership with Balsbaugh to start a brand-new radio group.
White was remembered Thursday night with an hour-long special on Kiss-108, which your NERW regrettably missed. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone with a tape of that broadcast.
One other Cape note: The Howie Carr Show is being heard in its 3-7pm entirety on talker WXTK 94.9/WUOK 1240. NERW had reported in error last week that WXTK was not carrying the last hour.