Donald P. "Don" Moore died on March 7, 2014. He was born in Beverly Massachusetts on July 24, 1936. When he was 16 he and his family moved to Quincy, Massachusetts.
As a youngster, Don had fond memories of spending summers in Nova Scotia. He was recruited by the Chicago Cubs Baseball team, but was not given permission by his parents who thought he was too young.
Don's first job out of school was a temporary assignment at WHDH radio in Boston as an audio Engineer. WHDH became a permanent job and one of his many assignments was that of camera operator in the Boston Red Sox dugout during the 1967 "Impossible Dream" year. This was a job where Don always mused that he couldn't believe he actually got paid for such an opportunity.
After ten years of trying to obtain a radio license on Cape Cod, Don and his partners were awarded an FM license for Barnstable, MA at 99.9 on the FM dial. Don built the facility and WQRC went on the air in July 1970. Within a few years WQRC rose to become the number one station on Cape Cod. WQRC was recognized with many UPI Tom Phillips awards, many regional awards and a major national radio award, the Armstrong Award, for creativity and producing for the special program about the 75th anniversary of Marconi's trans- Atlantic radio transmission. Don felt the residents of the Cape deserved lots of news, information and most of all, the music of their lives that bring back so many wonderful memories. Don's dedication to giving his listeners the very best was always most important to him and it shone through.
Don always dreamed of starting his own television station. That dream became a reality in 1985 when WCVX-TV Channel 58 went on the air providing local news and live broadcasts for many events around Cape Cod. Several years later Don sold WCVX-TV and started planning his next broadcast project, radio station WOCN-FM "Ocean 104", which he built and put on the air in 1994. True to form, WOCN-FM became extremely popular. He programmed this station with the music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s and Don knew he had just the right mix when he received a phone call from Senator Ted Kennedy, telling him that he and everyone at The Compound were listening and enjoying the great music on "Ocean." Don used radio as an instrument to improve life on Cape Cod. If something needed publicizing or funds raised, he would try to use his stations to help.
Don enjoyed the sites and sounds of Cape Cod, playing golf, achieving two hole in ones, traveling, yard work and listening to music. The Rotary Club of Hyannis was an important part of Don's life, with 39 years of perfect attendance and many lifelong friendships. After retiring, he enjoyed day trips around the Cape and watching the waves crash over the sandbars at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham.
Don is survived by his beloved wife Terry (David). His five children, Mary and her husband Steve Davies of Plymouth, MA, Lori and her husband Bob Curley of Westfield, MA, Jeanine and her husband James Capobianco of San Jose, California, Scott Moore and his wife Mary of Westford, MA and Susan Moore and her friend Taylor Newman of Needham, MA. Don's eleven grandchildren Ryan, Jason and Michael Davies, Kelsey, Colleen and Katie Curley, Nicole and Victoria Capobianco, Amanda, Timmy and Andrew Moore. And one great-grandchild, Madison Turgeon.
A memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 5th, 2014 at 1:30pm at the Federated Church of Hyannis. Burial Services are private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hyannis Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. PO Box 39 Hyannis MA 02601.