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The Los Angeles Daily News Remembers Dave Diamond

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May 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Daily News has written a nice memory of Diamond. Link Deaths of Dave Diamond, Bill Scott add to airwaves’ loss By Richard Wagoner, LA Daily News POSTED: 05/14/14, 9:49 AM PDT | It seems I am writing too many obituaries lately. Just after the news of the loss of veteran newsman Lee Marshall (the voice… Read More ›

The Hollywood Reporter Remembers Dave Diamond

The Hollywood Reporter has written a nice tribute to Diamond. Link “The Diamond Mine,” a nightly mix of acid rock and psychedelic poetry, was a big hit in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the late 1960s. He was one of the first to play The Doors. Dave Diamond, whose influential “The Diamond Mine” rock… Read More ›

The Rapid City Journal Remembers Dave Diamond: Davison Jr., S.I. aka Dave Diamond Obit

The Rapid City Journal published Dave Diamond’s obit. Link Davison Jr., S.I. May 14, 2014 3:00 am SPEARFISH | S.I. Davison Jr., a/k/a Slide Davison, a/k/a Dave Diamond, 77, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home in Spearfish. Davison was born and raised in Howard, SD, and attended Howard Grade School and Howard Public… Read More ›

The Black Hills Pioneer Remembers Dave Diamond

The Black Hills Pioneer wrote a touching piece about the Diamond’s influence on the Black Hills State University community. Link Longtime BHSU professor dies Diamond influenced music industry and students alike SPEARFISH — Radio legend and longtime Black Hills State University professor Dave Diamond died Monday. Although the cause of death is not yet clear,… Read More ›

The Diamond: Break On Through

Dave Diamond passed on Monday afternoon. He was peaceful at home. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Diamond meant a lot to many people, changed lives, and instilled a sense of good vibes rocknroll in everyone he touched. He will be missed, but his spirit lives on. Break on through, Diamond, break on through. Diamond’s Laws… Read More ›

Video: Dave Diamond with Yvonne Craig (“Batgirl”) on “The Dating Game” (1967)

Actress Yvonne Craig becomes a “Bat”-chelorette on this 1967 segment of “The Dating Game.” Via Shockcinemagazine

Diamond’s Influence – Quotes From Students

As a professor, Diamond was a big influence. These are a few quotes and memories by his students collected by Heather Murchel. “I remember meeting Dave Diamond for the first time in 2002 when I first toured Black Hills State University,” said former student Aaron Nelson. “Growing up in a small, eastern South Dakota town… Read More ›

BHSU: Faculty and Staff Transform Lives

Black Hills State University discuss the school’s great faculty. Link BHSU faculty and staff transform lives Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines. Steve Babbitt, professor of photography, and BHSU graduate Matt Kapust had several of their photographs featured in a recent issue of High Country News. The photographs accompanied… Read More ›

BHSU: Professor Emeritus Dave Diamond Celebrates 50 Years in Broadcasting

Black Hills State University documents Diamond’s career in broadcasting. Link BHSU PROFESSOR EMERITUS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN BROADCASTING Dr. David Diamond, a long-time professor at Black Hills State University, recently celebrated his 50th year in broadcasting. A South Dakota native, Diamond taught at BHSU for more than 10 years following an amazing radio career that… Read More ›

BHSU Retired Professor Dave Diamond Creates Scholarship

Black Hills State University announces Diamond’s scholarship. Link BHSU retired professor creates scholarship David Diamond, a retired BHSU mass communications professor, has created a scholarship to honor outstanding students who demonstrate exemplary talents in the University’s media programs while pursuing a degree at BHSU. Diamond, who has agreed to bequeath $25,000 through his estate plan, will… Read More ›

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As a DJ in LA and San Francisco, Dave Diamond reached millions of people. As a college professor he shaped many lives. Got a great Diamond story or memory? Leave it below in the comments section.

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