Radio Facts is sad to report that industry icon Herbert Robert Kent aka “Herb Kent” has died. He passed this weekend and had just celebrated his 88th birthday. He worked in the Chicago market for almost 70 years. “He did what he loved until the very end” stated Interscope’s Caryn Lee who is based in Chicago. Kent last worked at WVAZ in Chicago.
WVAZ PD Derrick Brown told the Chicago Tribune: “Herb was our radio superhero. While I’m incredibly sad, I hold so much joy remembering the fun times we’ve had with him and the smiles he brought to our faces. Herb will hold an eternal place in our hearts.”