Press Club of Dallas member Bud Buschardt died on Monday, March 15. He was 79 years old.
A Houston native, Buschardt has been an on-air personality, a radio consultant, a radio/television producer, writer, and a record collector. His home studio contained a music library of more than 200,000 records, tapes and CDs. In 1977, he received a screen credit for music research on Columbia Pictures’ The Buddy Holly Story.
In 1963 he graduated from The University of Houston with a Radio-Television degree and joined WFAA-TV. He produced the teen dance show “Sump’n Else,” featuring Ron Chapman, from 1965 to 1968. He hosted the oldies show 57 Nostalgia Place in 1967 on WFAA-AM. It was there that Buschardt became known as the “musicologist” of Dallas/Fort Worth. In 1981 he moved to KVIL-FM for a 10-year stay as producer and host of the KVIL Oldies show. He joined ABC Radio Networks in 1989 to host Night Train, the Saturday Oldies Show and eventually became program director of the Stardust (later Timeless) format. He retired from ABC in 2007 and was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2010. He recently retired as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas.
There will be memorial services for Bud Buschardt in Dallas and Houston. There are no firm dates.
His ashes will be interred in the Buschardt family plot at Glenwood cemetery in Houston.