It’s the end of an era: Larry Wachtel, who spent 32 years at 1010 WINS as the station’s stock market and finance commentator, died on Sunday. He was 77 years old.
Wachtel, a Yonkers resident with one of the thickest Brooklyn accents known to man, was a fixture on the all-news radio station. At the end of each of his segments, he’d utter his motivational catchphrase to viewers: “Gather those rosebuds.” All in all, it gave him what CBS called his “populist style” and we’d say made his “Voice of Wall Street” nickname entirely accurate.
He will be missed.