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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn 1982 the Walt Disney Co. hired Wagner to oversee the development of what was then a novel idea, a cable channel dedicated to children and family programming. With a $100 million budget, he recruited a staff of programmers to create new shows as well as to draw from Disney’s extensive library of films and programs. The Disney Channel, starting as a 16-hour-a-day cable service, had its premiere in April 1983. Wagner was president for about a year. It could be said that Wagner got his start in television in 1956 when, as a member of a troupe of U.S. Navy seamen, he did a stand-up comedy bit on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In 1957 he also found an outlet for his primary passion, opera: He was hired as host of “Living Opera,” a two-hour Sunday morning program on WNYC that featured excerpts from recordings, interviews with music personalities and Wagner’s backstage stories. He also wrote a selection of such anecdotes, “Prima Donnas and Other Wild Beasts” (Argonaut Books, 1961). Wagner continued as host of the show until 1968, even while working at CBS. Alan Cyril Wagner was born in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 1931. Alan Wagner, a former CBS programming executive who became the first president of the Disney Channel, died on Tuesday in Manhattan, where he lived. He was 76. The death was confirmed by his daughter Susan. Earlier in Wagner’s career he was host of a long-running radio show, “Living Opera,” on WNYC. As East Coast vice president of programming at CBS from 1976 to 1982, Wagner was in charge of developing and overseeing hit shows like `All in the Family,” “Kojak,” “MASH,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Waltons” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!