Former WSM-AM PD Al Wyntor Passes

candle lifenotes11Local radio and TV personality Al Wyntor passed away peacefully Sunday (July 5). He was 68.

Born Irvin Rusley in Carrington, ND, Wyntor became a Music City TV staple in the late ‘80s as co-host of TNN’s Video Morning show. He later hosted the syndicated radio show Nashville Insider, which aired on dozens of country stations around the country.

He is survived by his children, Jim (Amy) Rusley, Jeni Rusley, Chris (Brandy) Rusley, and Lindie Rusley, and nine grandchildren. The family will receive friends on July 9 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Hillsboro Church of Christ, 5800 Hillsboro Pike in Nashville and a celebration of life will be conducted at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

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