Traffic reporting legend Marty Ambrose dies

The recognizable voice of Houston radio icon Marty Ambrose is silenced.

June 30, 2010 7:02:04 AM PDT
After almost 40 years as Houston's dean of traffic reporters, radio icon Marty Ambrose has died. In April, the 69-year-old radio personality was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

As the disease progressed quickly through his body, Ambrose remained positive.

"I apparently have had this for years. Now I just have to play the cards I was dealt. And while I still can, I'd like to educate others about the warning signs I missed." he said.

As late as April of this year, despite his illness, Marty Ambrose was still active as a traffic reporter on KUHF, Houston Public Radio.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


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