We at WBSM had been saddened to be taught that longtime caller “Chuck” has handed away.
He handed away final Tuesday, January 17, at his dwelling in New Bedford. He was 69 years outdated.
Chuck’s precise title was Charles Moszczenski, and he was born in Acushnet and lived his whole life in New Bedford. He graduated from New Bedford Excessive and acquired his Grasp’s diploma from Southeastern Massachusetts College (the present UMass Dartmouth).
As most astute listeners knew, Chuck was a chemistry and physics instructor at Apponequet for over 40 years till his current retirement. He typically offered a scientific perspective to matters mentioned on air comparable to local weather change, gasoline manufacturing and electrical autos. He lately broke down for listeners the potential discovery of nuclear fusion.
Chuck was a first-rate discuss radio caller, however in all actuality ought to have been a chat present host himself. He had a wealth of data on quite a lot of matters however by no means spoke about one thing he hadn’t personally researched himself. The matter-of-fact fashion he should have had in his educating definitely shone by in his calls.
He stretched the bounds of simply how a lot time you’ll give anybody particular person caller (“only one other thing” was his normal chorus as you tried to maneuver him off the road), nevertheless it was all the time for good cause: you knew the longer Chuck spoke, the extra indignant callers he’d line up behind him, salivating on the probability to attempt to discredit every little thing he simply mentioned.
But they by no means might.
And naturally, Chuck all the time ended every name the identical method: “You be good.”
We requested the WBSM discuss present hosts to weigh in on the passing of one of many really nice callers.
“Celeste and I had been mourning Chuck’s passing yesterday, remembering his loyalty and affection for the Shawmut Diner. As if everybody knew instinctively, the fourth stool down the counter, on the left aspect, was reserved for the masterly and hyper clever chemistry instructor, who beloved debating something from polemics to chicken watching. We’ll keep in mind Charles Moszczenski as somebody who would rise up for the downtrodden. In his Class of ’72 yearbook, Chuck wrote that he wish to go to Switzerland sometime. Could he relaxation in everlasting peace from a spot that overlooks the mountains of Switzerland.”
“Chuck was a legend. He was an ideal discuss radio caller as a result of he understood the way it all labored. Chuck and I had been on reverse sides of most points however I believe we established a mutual respect for one another. Chuck all the time added to this system by encouraging others to name in response to him. He knew the best way to combine it up. Chuck will likely be missed.”
“We by no means met in particular person however from the transient and frequent interactions we had by way of his call-ins, he struck me as a considerate and clever one who wished to maneuver the necessary conversations ahead. He was a grasp provocateur that will be capable to invigorate the viewers during times of lull on the air. We’ll all miss his each day doses of ardour and wit.”
“He was my science instructor at Apponequet and he continued to teach me each time he known as into WBSM.”
“Whilst a recognizable voice which certified as an arch nemesis of mine, I knew he actually fought for what he believed to be proper in his thoughts. Robust to not respect that a lot about Chuck.”
Taylor Cormier, Government Producer of The Howie Carr Present and Former WBSM Information Director and Speak Present Host
“With Chuck dies an period of civility. He all the time made it a degree to seek out frequent floor and one thing to chuckle over with the host earlier than hanging up. Chuck, be good.”
Based on his obituary, Chuck – or “Charlie,” as he was recognized to his household – is survived by his sister, Carol Bachand and her husband Henry; his nephew and godson, Michael Bachand and his spouse Lisa; his nephews, Kevin Bachand and Keith Bachand; and a number of other nice nieces and nice nephews. He was predeceased by his nephew David G. Bachand.
Chuck’s providers will likely be non-public, however his household mentioned donations will be made in his reminiscence to St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
You be good, Chuck.
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