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Dean Spratt

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Spratt, Dean A. First Local On-Air Traffic Reporter Age 54, of Mpls, passed away Jan. 20, 2007. Preceded in death by father, Ray. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Carolyn; children, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Lisa, Jerimy, Joshua & Jim; mother, Mary; siblings, Debbie (Gary) Nelson, Cheryl...

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I just found several tapes of Los Hombres with Dean playing his magical keyboards and singing lead. Made me cry. He was a best-friend in the music genre of studio musicians and club-bands. I miss him so much.

Deano,Still thinking of you and your awesome talent.You really made that M-3 and Leslie"talk".And on top of it all,you had perfect pitch.You were so much fun to play with and hang out with.Still missing you all these years later and can just about imagine how much fun you and Dale are having UP THERE>Thanks much man.Dave

Still thinking of Dean, he was my soul and inspiration while I had the privilege of performing with him on stage with the "Friends" band. RIP my friend.

Just heard the seasonal spot that Dean did for W0KIE Radio, wishing everyone well for 2006—what would be his last year with us. ?

I was working on feeling sorry for myself today when I remembered an afternoon in Minneapolis when a group of hams were talking on the air about their troubles. Someone suggested that they buy a keg and get a schoolbus to take them to the casino. At this point, Dean came on the air and volunteered that he and Randy would drive. They were both blind.

Dean, thanks for all you did to help others and the good memories you left behind.

Oct2,2008 Steve and I had an Interview with Jerry Robbins about the Powder River serial being run on Skyscanner Satellite Radio Network (named so in remembrance of Dean) We Will be running Season 4 beginning next week. And Season 4 of Powder River is dedicated to Dean, by Jerry Robbins.
It is so hard to imagine just how many lives that Dean has touched.
We do so miss Dean.
And the world is a much sadder place without him.
I am proud to have known Dean even if it was only...

I was so fortunate to have know Dean. We met on CB radio in the early 70s. His enthusiasm for life and his many talents were an inspiration. He was the first blind person I ever knew, yet, it never seemed to be a handicap. What a terrible loss for our world.

Dean (N0HSR) was part of my ham radio family for many years, although we hadn't talked in a while. Like many of you, I felt a sort of family bond to him. He was so knowledgeable and intelligent, and had such a great sense of humor. He could discuss nearly anything with anyone, and I always looked forward to him showing up on either 1.912MHz (so late at night that I would be tired all day at work the next day) or 3.908MHz. I managed to keep up with his projects over the years by searching...

We are very proud to announce that the new name of the w0kie satellite network has been chosen: The Skyscanner Satellite Radio Network. This is a tribute to our dear friend, Dean Spratt. Dean worked so hard to bring back entertainment to radio and we learned a lot from him. Thank you to his family and friends for giving Dean to us on Thursday nights. We are forever grateful to you. Your friends at WTND-LP Macomb, IL 106.3 FM