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Soul Singer Extraordinaire Bobby Womack Dies

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-06-27 16:54:30 We are very sad to report that one of...

Industry Vet Wes “Party” Johnson Dies

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Originally posted on 2014-05-11 22:03:54

Radio Facts is sorry to report that industry vet Wes "Party" Johnson has died. Johnson is most well-known for his tenure at Def Jam records. He was suffering from cancer for several years and passed on Mother's Day. We will keep you posted on funeral arrangements. def-jam-private-dinner-07 Wes' career began in radio as an on air personality at WEBB in Baltimore, the station known as "The James Brown Station. As an on air personality,Wes had a large and loyal following among listeners in Baltimore and his popularity quickly expanded into other areas like Arlington and Washington, DC. Because he was such a household name in the Washington DC area, Wes eventually accepted an offer as an air personality at DC's WOOK.As his career continued to blossom, Wes left WOOK to go to work for Great Bay Distribution as an independent promotions representative. During this time a new art form was emerging… Rap music. The presentation of this music was new, its creators were non established and commercial radio wasn't eager to format it. Wes "Party" Johnson, through his straightforward manner and natural talent for generating creative ideas, was instrumental in getting airplay for this non-traditional music on many area radio stations. He excelled at what was seemingly impossible… getting radio adds and airplay on Rap music!Through his keen vision and foresight, Wes realized the potential of this new art form, the need for his talent and a rapidly emerging niche. The next step was going into business for himself and the formation of his company, NO DOUBT PROMOTIONS. Because of the success of No Doubt Promotions, many artists with music that featured this new art form experienced airplay and huge sales that led to gold and platinum certifications. One label that benefited most from Wes' talents was a new Rap influenced company called Def Jam. Not surprisingly, Def Jam Recordings later recruited Wes Johnson to be their National Director of Promotions. Within three (3) years, his business acumen and instincts earned him the title of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Promotion. Wes Johnson was the creative marketing talent behind most of the commercially significant Rap and Hip-Hop artists whose sound would re-define the term "Urban," worldwide.While still at Def Jam, Wes started Randy Boy, Inc. His strong reputation and experience quickly attracted high quality promotion assignments. With the recent sale of Def Jam and his involvement now as a consultant, Wes is excited to devote his energies to NTR Enterprises, Inc.Wes is a native of Baltimore, MD. He is highly respected and honored by the music industry and his community. His awards literally number in the hundreds. According to Wes, his most notable award is the Lifetime Achievement Award given to him by Def Jam Recordings on their 10th Anniversary; LL COOL J presented the award. Also among his favorites is the GRIOT Award, given to executives who have given back to the community, which reflects Wes "Party" Johnson's dedication to helping his peers. (bio provided by Pat Shields)

Originally posted on 2014-05-11 22:03:54

Radio General Manager, Brad Deetz Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Radio General Manager, Brad Deetz Dies in Motorcycle Accident

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Originally posted on 2014-05-09 04:17:22 Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report the untimely death of radio...
Chicago House Music and Juke Producer, DJ Rashad Dead at 34

Chicago House Music and Juke Producer, DJ Rashad Dead at 34

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Originally posted on 2014-04-28 21:46:41 Radio Facts: Chicago is a city known for it's house music scene as evidenced...
Industry Veteran Vernon Slaughter Dies 2

Industry Veteran Vernon Slaughter Dies

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-04-22 20:09:38 Industry veteran Vernon Slaughter, passed away yesterday (Monday morning)...
‘The Warriors’ actor Roger Hill dies at 65

‘The Warriors’ actor Roger Hill dies at 65

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-02-26 02:46:17 Radio Facts: We don't know how this slipped pass...
Jackson, MS Mayor Chokweo Lumumba Dies

Jackson, MS Mayor Chokweo Lumumba Dies

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Originally posted on 2014-02-26 01:56:54 Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report that Jackson Mayor Chokweo Lumumba...
R.I.P - Andre 3000's Dad Dies from Heart Attack 2

R.I.P – Andre 3000’s Dad Dies from Heart Attack

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Originally posted on 2014-02-13 12:29:11

Radio Facts: andre3000dadAccording to StraightFromTheA, the father of rapper Andre 3000 has died. According to a rep for the rapper/actor, 3000′s father Lawrence Walker passed away yesterday, February 12, 2014.Walker, a Georgia resident,  was allegedly chopping wood for his home after he lost power during the Atlanta ice storm. He suffered a heart attack shortly after. Currently there are very little details but we will keep you posted.We would like to send our sincere condolences to Andre and his family. Rest in prosperity Mr. Lawrence Walker.

Originally posted on 2014-02-13 12:29:11

Popular Industry Personal Security Man Marc Roberts Dies 2

Popular Industry Personal Security Man Marc Roberts Dies

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-02-11 04:55:56 A popular, much loved, industry personal security man has...
Industry vet Pamela Hall dies  1

Industry vet Pamela Hall dies

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-01-22 00:04:35 Industry vet Pamela Hall has died. She previously worked...
Pete DJ Jones, Hip Hop Pioneer Dies

Pete DJ Jones, Hip Hop Pioneer Dies

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-01-16 00:25:05 Rest in Peace Pete "dj Jones"! He was an...
Popular ATL Club DJ Nando Murdered

Popular ATL Club DJ Nando Murdered

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Originally posted on 2014-01-14 13:50:25 Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report the death of DJ Nando, who...
Activist, Poet, and Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at the Age of 79

Activist, Poet, and Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at the Age of 79

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Originally posted on 2014-01-09 20:49:59 Radio Facts: After weeks of failing health, playwright, critic, poet, and activist, Amiri Baraka...
Absolute Hero: 9th Grader Dies Tackling Suicide Bomber Saves Over 1000 Kids Lives!

Absolute Hero: 9th Grader Dies Tackling Suicide Bomber Saves Over 1000 Kids Lives!

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Digital and Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2014-01-09 17:39:21 Radio Facts: True Hero - 9th Grader Dies Tackling...
Legendary Broadway and Five Heartbeats Actor Chuck Patterson Dies 1

Legendary Broadway and Five Heartbeats Actor Chuck Patterson Dies

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Originally posted on 2014-01-02 23:15:15 Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report that legendary actor, Chuck Patterson, who...

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