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Who Was Laverne Holliday? Former Radio DJ Died Penniless and Sick, Sold Peanuts to Survive

Laverne Holliday is truly one of the saddest stories we've ever written in Radio Facts and a lesson to radio DJs to never leave their fate in the hands of others. Time is of the essence. [...]

This Tragedy Shouldn’t Happen to Radio Pros Today

Truly one of the saddest stories we've ever written in Radio Factsand 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

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. [...]

Gospel Announcer Tyra Womack Murdered Outside Home

Tyra Womack, an announcer on WEAA-FM’s weekly “Gospel Grace” radio program was murdered outside her home in Baltimore over a neighbor dispute on Wednesday.Tyra WomackBaltimore police were called around 9pm last night to her home where they found the 57-year-old [...]

Sister who Loaned Berry Gordy $800 to Start Motown Dies

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 [...]

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

Originally posted on 2011-03-16 09:43:36Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale has passed. [...]

Rapper Shawty Lo Dies in Car Crash

Originally posted on 2016-09-21 07:02:33The 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. [...]

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

Originally posted on 2016-10-05 08:41:28 Radio Facts is sad to report British songwriter Rod Temperton has died after a battle with cancer. [...]

DJ 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. [...]

DJ Martin Streek Commits Suicide After Being Laid off

Radio Facts Originally posted July 6, 2009. Music Industry HistoryPopular 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

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. [...]

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