Not to be in any way disrespectful, but did anyone know — or know of — Steve Friedman, the Philadelphia talk-radio host and film expert who died the night before last (i.e., Sunday) of kidney disease just hours after completing his Mr. Movie program on WPHT-AM (1210)? I didn’t know the guy but I’m sorry. 62 is too young to be wrapping things up.
Since 1999 Friedman joined Steve Ross and Jimmy Murray on their “Remember When” radio show from 10 to midnight, and then continued with his own show until 1 a.m. Previously, he had stayed on the air all night.
Friedman was also a national film reviewer for Donnelly Directory’s Talking Yellow Pages. He had been a film critic and entertainment reporter for NBC10 and for America Online’s Digital City, where he hosted a weekly chat room for film buffs.