CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Chattanooga native Dennis Glab, known to radio listeners as "Allen Dennis" died Wednesday at his home in Red Bank. His brother Bob Glab says Dennis died of natural causes, and was 68 years old. He had been in poor health for several years.
Dennis was a top radio personality during a career that spanned more than four decades, beginning when he was a teen in the late 1950s. Starting out in Chattanooga at WRIP and WMOC, he moved on to cities including Nashville, Pittsburgh, Knoxville, Huntsville, Birmingham and Orlando, returning at various times to Nashville and Chattanooga.
In the 1970s and 80s he was best known in Chattanooga as a top-40 deejay for WGOW and WDXB, and in Nashville on WKDA and WMAK, later working country radio at WSM. He retired to the Chattanooga area several years ago to help care for his mother, who preceded him in death.
He was recently a nominee for induction into the new Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. Armed with a quick wit and pleasing radio voice, Dennis was a natural for morning drive time listeners. He created numerous contests and promotions, designed to grab the attention of his audience.
Dennis's brother said his body would be cremated, and no memorial service is planned at this time. He is survived by his brother, and several nieces and nephews.