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Radio One’s E. Steven Collins died from a massive heart attack early this morning. E. Steven Collins devoted the past decade of his as Radio One’s Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations and the host of his weekly show, Philly Speaks on Old School 100.3 which regularly featured a distinguished panel of local & national guests each Sunday. Radio One Chairperson and Founder, Catherine Hughes, says “E. Steven Collins was a valued member of the Radio One Family for over a decade, and brought together the corporate, civic, clergy and overall community for a positive good. I personally recruited E. and firmly believe that it was one of the wisest hires of an exemplary executive and broadcaster. My heartfelt and profound condolences to his wife- Lisa, sons- Rashid and Langston as well as all of his relatives, friends, legions of listeners, and his Radio One family. ” E. was no stranger to the national spotlight, his unique insight and perspective has been featured on a variety of local and national media including CN8, Comcast Newsmakers and Fox 29′s Good Day Philadelphia. During ‘08 Presidential election period E. appeared numerous times on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews; Mid days and MSNBC Weekends. He also appeared on CNN Midday, CNN’s American Morning with John Roberts, CNN Weekend and PBS News Hour. E. will also leave behind his iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) family at wdas where he worked almost 30 years prior to coming to Radio One. Old School 100.3 has preempted the regularly scheduled “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” to celebrate the life of E. Steven Collins and allow his listeners to express their condolences. Listeners can call into station at 215-263-1003 and listen at Old School 100.3. Radio One’s Colby Colb states: “I have known him most of my life, the guy is an icon in Philly. What he did that most don’t do anymore is give of his time. If you needed him he would be there for you. He was a dynamic communicator and relationship builder. He knew the movers and shakers as well as the block captains and folk in jail. Tremendous loss for Philadelphia.” source