Donald P. Moore

July 24, 1936March 7, 2014

Donald P. “Don” Moore died on March 7, 2014. He was born in Beverly Massachusetts on July 24, 1936. When he was 16 he and his family moved to Quincy, Massachusetts.

As a youngster, Don had fond memories of spending summers in Nova Scotia. He was recruited by the Chicago Cubs Baseball team, but was not given permission by his parents who thought he was too young.

Don's first job out of school was a temporary assignment at WHDH radio in Boston as an audio Engineer. WHDH became a permanent job and one of his many assignments was that of camera operator in the Boston Red Sox dugout during the 1967 “Impossible Dream” year. This was a job where Don always mused that he couldn't believe he actually got paid for such an opportunity.

After ten years of trying to obtain a radio license on Cape Cod, Don and his partners were awarded an FM license for Barnstable, MA at 99.9 on the FM dial. Don built the facility and WQRC went on the air in July 1970. Within a few years WQRC rose to become the number one station on Cape Cod. WQRC was recognized with many UPI Tom Phillips awards, many regional awards and a major national radio award, the Armstrong Award, for creativity and producing for the special program about the 75th anniversary of Marconi’s trans- Atlantic radio transmission. Don felt the residents of the Cape deserved lots of news, information and most of all, the music of their lives that bring back so many wonderful memories. Don's dedication to giving his listeners the very best was always most important to him and it shone through.

Don always dreamed of starting his own television station. That dream became a reality in 1985 when WCVX-TV Channel 58 went on the air providing local news and live broadcasts for many events around Cape Cod. Several years later Don sold WCVX-TV and started planning his next broadcast project, radio station WOCN-FM “Ocean 104”, which he built and put on the air in 1994. True to form, WOCN-FM became extremely popular. He programmed this station with the music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s and Don knew he had just the right mix when he received a phone call from Senator Ted Kennedy, telling him that he and everyone at The Compound were listening and enjoying the great music on “Ocean.” Don used radio as an instrument to improve life on Cape Cod. If something needed publicizing or funds raised, he would try to use his stations to help.

Don enjoyed the sites and sounds of Cape Cod, playing golf, achieving two hole in ones, traveling, yard work and listening to music. The Rotary Club of Hyannis was an important part of Don's life, with 39 years of perfect attendance and many lifelong friendships. After retiring, he enjoyed day trips around the Cape and watching the waves crash over the sandbars at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham.

Don is survived by his beloved wife Terry (David). His five children, Mary and her husband Steve Davies of Plymouth, MA, Lori and her husband Bob Curley of Westfield, MA, Jeanine and her husband James Capobianco of San Jose, California, Scott Moore and his wife Mary of Westford, MA and Susan Moore and her friend Taylor Newman of Needham, MA. Don's eleven grandchildren Ryan, Jason and Michael Davies, Kelsey, Colleen and Katie Curley, Nicole and Victoria Capobianco, Amanda, Timmy and Andrew Moore. And one great-grandchild, Madison Turgeon.

A memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 5th, 2014 at 1:30pm at the Federated Church of Hyannis. Burial Services are private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hyannis Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. PO Box 39 Hyannis MA 02601.



  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 5, 2014


  • Private Burial

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Nancy Groh

December 26, 2014

I had the privilege of working for Don in his TV venture. It was wonderful to work for someone with ideas and vision. He was a gracious man with a warm heart.

Jim Ross

April 7, 2014

It was an honor to attend the memorable and wonderful Celebration for Don at The Federated Church of Hyannis. He must be so proud of all who took part. It was apparent, with his strong determination and talent, he touched so many people's lives during his lifetime. We all attempt to achieve making a difference, he succeeded.

Carlene Galvin

April 2, 2014

Susan and Family, May the memories shine brightly and bring you comfort in the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Rita Mahan

March 15, 2014

Terry, thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Although I didn't personally know Donald, he sounded like a wonderful person. May your memories bring you comfort.

Manny Correia & Tom Harvey

March 12, 2014

Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We send our condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

March 11, 2014

Linda and I are thinking about you at this difficult time. For me, Don was an incredible force in Hyannis Rotary's media auction. This I will remember forever.
Bob Macallister

Katelyn Collins

March 10, 2014

Susan, I am thinking of you and your entire family! I am so sorry for the pain you are all going through, I pray all your stories and fond memories with your Dad will help you all through the days ahead. Hugs, Katelyn

Ivan Biesty

March 10, 2014

Dear Susan and family, sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you. Ivan, Maura, Victoria, Freddie, Richie and Johnny

Maurice and Luly Samuels

March 10, 2014

With heartfelt condolences, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Josh Violette

March 9, 2014


I will never forget all that Don did for me personally & professionally. He will be missed.