Salty Brine

Salty Brine

b. Walter Leslie Brian, August 8, 1918, Boston, Massachusetts
d. November 2, 2004, Narragansett

Salty Brine headshot
(original source not known).

For over half a century, Brine was a cheerful and comforting presence on local radio and television. He helmed WPRO's morning show from 1942 to 1993 and was the popular host of Channel 12's children's show, Salty's Shack, from 1958 to 1968.

Brine was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1979; Galilee State Beach was re-named for him in 1990; and he was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.

Related link: Flogging the Collective Memory: Salty Brine

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