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Industry Legend Brian Carter Dies Suddenly

Brian Carter is sorry to report yet another industry death. Power industry legend Brian Carter one half of the morning team passed this morning after doing an airshift just yesterday at WBLS.

Most well known for The Carter and Sanborn on WUSL Brian told Radio Facts several months ago how much he really loved doing that show. No further details have been given about Carter’s sudden death. The duo was thrilled to fill in for a vacationing Michael Baisden in July of 2010 on revising the Cater and Sanborn show as reported in Radio Facts



, Pa. ““ April 22, 2012 ““ Former Power 99 fm and WDAS FM morning personality Brian Carter has passed away early this morning at the age of 56 from a massive .     Carter was one half of the popular morning show “Carter and Sanborn in the Morning” which aired on Power 99 fm from 1987 to 1999 and on WDAS FM in 2006. Ken Johnson Director of Urban Programming for Media+Entertainment Philadelphia says” Carter and Sanborn are the reason Power 99 is the station it is today. They inspired me to recapture the presence in the community Power had when they were on the air. Brian was also an inspiration to me personally. He will be missed.” Loraine Ballard Morrill Director of News and Community Affairs and news anchor for the show when it aired on Power 99 says, “Brian Carter was a icon in radio with a love for the business and giving back to the community.   This is not only a loss for his family and friends ““ it’s a loss for broadcasting.”     Former partner Bill Simpson (Dave Sanborn) says,   “I am devastated beyond words at the loss of Brian Carter, the best radio partner on the planet and most importantly one of my dearest friends. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Fans can post their condolences on Power 99 fm’s and WDAS fm’s Facebook pages. There will be a tribute to Brian Carter Monday Power 99’s morning show with Uncle O, Mikey Dredd and Mina and on WDAS FM with Patty Jackson.   Brian Carter most recently worked at WBLS FM in New York and XM radio.

Fans can listen to Power 99 FM and WDAS FM on the stations’ websites, power99.com and wdasfm.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s best-in-class customizable digital listening experience, offering more than 850 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations, plus user-created Custom Stations which provide listeners more songs, better music intelligence, more user control and deeper social media integration, all combined in one free, fully-integrated service.


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1 comment

Lenny Green April 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

I am in so much “SHOCK” right now and quite “SAD” for Brother Brian Carter. Living up here in New York I wasn’t able to thoroughly enjoy Brian’s skills when he was on in Philly. I was very happy for Brother Brian when I heard him on WBLS. I always enjoyed how he delivered his show on-air from his energy to his creativeness and even his passion you felt when he interacted with listeners. Brother Brian was “extremely” talented and he will be missed greatly.

My prayers & condolences goes out to the Carter Family, may God strengthen “ALL” of you in the loss of your love one. Thank you for sharing Brother Brian with us and the world.
R.I.P. Brian Carter.


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