A fond farewell to a respected New York journalist who many hailed as the voice of news radio in the city.
It was a full house at Stan Brooks' funeral at Riverside Memorial Chapel, with many tales from the field shared in his honor.
Brooks grew up in the Bronx and joined 1010 WINS in 1962, working up until a month before his death.
At the funeral, family, friends and veteran journalists honored his long career with music and memories.
"He knew the business. He knew how to get you into the tent, and he knew how to tell the story," said news reporter Rich Lamb. "He had great integrity, tremendous skill with words, and he was a lovely, lovely person on top of it."
"Stan was a reporter's reporter," said news anchor and reporter Marvin Scott. "As journalists, we're storytellers, and no one told stories better than Stan Brooks."
"What? He was New York City news. Where? Right here in this city. Who, what, where, when. When? Forever, OK," said New York sportscaster Spencer Ross. "News radio is Stan Brooks. And why? Because he loved it."
Brooks died Monday at his Manhattan home at the age of 86.