This Tragedy Shouldn’t Happen to Radio Pros Today

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Truly one of the saddest stories we've ever written in Digital and Radio Facts and a lesson to radio DJs and entertainment pros to never leave your fate in the hands of others with the advent of technology. [...]

Former Radio DJ Died Penniless and Sick, Sold Peanuts outside Stadium to Survive

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Truly one of the saddest stories we've ever written in Radio Facts and a lesson to radio DJs to never leave your fate in the hands of others. Time is of the essence. RIP LaVerne.Radio Facts: A former St. [...]

Maurice White, Founder Earth Wind & Fire Dies

Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2016-02-04 16:13:37We're sorry to report that lead singer and founder of the legendary group Earth Wind & Fire, Maurice White has died. He passed in his sleep this morning and has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years. He was 74. [...]

Maurice White, Founder Earth Wind & Fire Dies

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Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2016-02-04 16:13:37We're sorry to report that lead singer and founder of the legendary group Earth Wind & Fire, Maurice White has died. He passed in his sleep this morning and has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years. He was 74. [...]

Celebrating the Late Gill Scott-Heron Who Would have been 71 Today

Radio Facts: – Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul poet and jazz writer, craftsman, and author, referred most notably for how he verbally communicated as a word performer during the 1970s and 1980s. [...]

Songwriter/Performer Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson Dies

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Originally posted on 2011-08-22 19:30:35Radio Facts – Ashford and Simpson are responsible for some of Motown record's biggest hits. One-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson died today from complications of throat cancer, which he had been treating with radiation for some time. [...]

Sister who Loaned Berry Gordy $800 to Start Motown Dies

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Radio Facts – I was reading an article that stated that same money today would be valued at $6000.00Originally posted on 2011-08-29 00:20:07Esther Gordy Edwards (April 25, 1920 "“ August 24, 2011) was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label during [...]

Poet/Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies

Radio Facts: Poet and Musician Gil Scott-Heron, 62, died yesterday (Friday) in New York. Heron is credited with being one of the most influential hip hop music and spoken word pioneers. [...]

Rap Singer Nate Dogg Dies at 41

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Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2011-03-16 09:43:36Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale has passed. The rap-singer who recorded on many hit rap and R&B records in the 90s had suffered two debilitating strokes that left him paralyzed over the last few years and was dealing with deteriorating health. [...]

Rapper Shawty Lo Dies in Car Crash

Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2016-09-21 07:02:33 The hip hop music community has lost Shawty Lo after a car crash early this morning. The 40-year-old died after his 2016 Audi crashed into two trees ejecting him from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. [...]

Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead

Radio Facts: Originally posted on July 23 2011 18:05:05 [...]

“Thriller” Songwriter, Rod Temperton Dead at 66 Years Old

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Originally posted on 2016-10-05 08:41:28Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report British songwriter Rod Temperton has died after a battle with cancer. Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell, announced the news in a statement earlier today. [...]

"Thriller" Songwriter, Rod Temperton Dead at 66 Years Old

Originally posted on 2016-10-05 08:41:28Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report British songwriter Rod Temperton has died after a battle with cancer. Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell, announced the news in a statement earlier today. [...]

DJ Martin Streek Commits Suicide After Being Laid off

Radio Facts: Radio Facts Originally posted July 6, 2009. Music Industry History Popular Toronto alternative-indie DJ Martin Streek killed himself shortly after posting a suicide note on his Facebook page on July 6, 2009. [...]

Singer Cuba Gooding Found Dead in Car in Woodland Hills, CA

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Radio Facts: Originally posted on April 17, 2017 16:05:0570s lead singer of the Main Ingredient and father to Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., Cuba Gooding was found dead this morning in his car parked in Woodland Hills, CA TMZ reported. There was no sign of foul play. [...]

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