Sad to hear over the weekend that veteran on-air talent Dusty Street passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday (10/21) in Eugene, OR. Dusty was a fixture in nights at KROQ/Los Angeles throughout the 80’s. She most recently was on-air at SiriusXM on “Deep Tracks.”
The following message was posted by SiriusXM Deep Tracks on Facebook:
We have lost one of our own. Dusty Street has passed away after 77 joyous trips around the sun. And yes, Dusty Street was her real name. Dusty was one of the first female rock jocks on the west coast working at KMPX and KSAN in San Francisco from 1967 through 1978 before heading to Los Angeles where she held court in the evenings from 1979 through 1996 on KROQ. Earlier this year, she was one of the main contributors to the documentary, “San Francisco Sounds: A Place In Time”. The two-part series focuses on the rise Bay Area artists including The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, CCR, Steve Miller Band, and more. 2023 also saw Dusty inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. For over two decades she has shared music with SiriusXM listeners in the Deep Tracks and Classic Vinyl.