News Release - Mayor Warren’s Statement on the Passing of Tony Boler

City of Rochester

News Release

(Monday, May 8, 2017) – My heart is broken by the news of the passing of WDKX disc jockey Tony Boler.


On weeknights, Tony carried us through “The Quiet Storm” and on Saturdays he took us down “Memory Lane” with a distinct and calming voice that was reassuring and comfortable. Between songs on Saturdays, he and co-host Andre Marcel dispensed words of wisdom and old-school advice with a tag-team banter that was both enjoyable and educational. In this way, “Uncle Tony” carried himself as a valuable role model for many young men in our community.


Tony was also present for the special moments in the lives of many of our citizens, including my own when he served as the DJ at my wedding. He will be greatly missed by many, but heaven has gained an angel. My prayers are with Tony’s family, Andre Marcel and the WDKX family, including Tony’s many fans.




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