John Carter - a man whose voice was familiar to thousands of Binghamton radio listeners - has died.

John Carter Ruttle, who was born in 1949, died on Wednesday. For decades, he worked at many area radio stations using the air name "John Carter."

In the 1970s, he was the "morning man" on WENE Radio in Endicott when the station had a popular Top 40 format. He later went on to co-host the morning shows with Chris O'Connor on several other local stations.

O'Connor recalled working with Carter on WAAL, WMRV, WMXW and WLTB. On Thursday afternoon, she said "we worked as a team."

After Carter retired from daily broadcasting, he continued to be involved in the business, recording radio and television commercials for local clients.

According to an obituary submitted by his family, Carter worked at radio stations in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Connecticut before arriving in the Binghamton area.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at J.A. McCormack and Sons Funeral Home in Binghamton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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