Barbara Altman, director of the Atlantic City Marathon and a former radio talk-show host at WOND, died June 22. She was 78.
Born and raised in Ventnor, Altman attended Ventnor schools before going to Atlantic City High School, where she met her husband, Eddie. They were married until his death in 2019.
After attending Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Atlman joined the South Jersey radio scene as a host at WOND. She was the first FCC-licensed woman in the state and the first woman inducted into the New Jersey Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
An active member of her community, Altman was the 1999 New Jersey Mother of the Year and a 1997 inductee of the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame.
She is survived by her children, Jennifer and Daniel (Kimmie) Altman; her granddaughter, Joelle; her siblings, Joseph Winston (Sally) and Edward Winston (Cheri); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.