RIP Nate Quick (a tribute)(pics).

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(KRNB PD and Radio Legend Nate Quick passed around 10pm last night and was surrounded by friends and family) I knew the time was near for Nate’s family to make the decision and I am not a person who sugar coats a situation so I didn’t do an update yesterday and got many emails asking why. Now you know. I talked to Nate several times in recent months and he never even hinted that anything was wrong. Even when it became obvious that something was wrong with the people that he worked with, he continued to do his airshift and his job because it was what he truly loved doing no matter what. Nate was someone who managed to roll with life’s variable punches with ease and he’s been through a lot. Nate talked about two things in almost every conversation we ever had, his late mother and his younger brother. He truly cherished those two people.

Nate was one of those people who believed in chronicling his industry tenure and I realize now how important these pictures are…   to show one’s children, great grand children etc… and even now to bring a smile to the many industry faces who feel like they have lost a friend. Nate would say to me “Man, I can’t believe you are running those old ass pictures!”  (acting like he was modest but at the same time, he would be glad I did) Nate was one of the few people who often broke the industry rule and he would actually take your call if you were not working (laugh) I am very sad and happy at the same time yet I feel Nate is at peace. It is incredibly evident to me now more than ever that only the good die young. Nate will be greatly missed but I know he is already running around and looking for a new PD gig and a new rap group to promote in the most major market of them all.. Heaven. Rest in Peace Nate..
Your friend,
kevRoss August 20, 2009

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21 COMMENTS

  1. GREAT BLOG!!!! I cant say it enough….THANK YOU NATE FOR EVERYTHING YOU EVER TAUGHT ME AND FOR OPENING THE RADIO DOORS TO ME!!

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  4. I am having such a hard time wrapping my mind around all of this. I worked with Nate in Charlotte at Power 93 and V101. Nate always had a smile on his face and it was certainly infectious. He made being in the dungeon not so bad. I will miss his laugh and smile but I know that I will see him again. RIP Nate Quick.

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  9. RIP Nate Quick…………The Glamour Girls of West Dallas & our daughters are very heartbroken about Nate’s crossing over but we are happy. I would personally liketo say Nate was very different from any other radio personality….he was just so REAL! He was really to encourage the young girls at the West Dallas Girls Inc. (I remember he had the ice cream truck follow him to the center & purchase ice cream for the staff & girls). Nate you will be truly miss. WE LOVE YOU THE GLAMOUR GIRLS OF WEST DALLAS!!!

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  12. Wow my Heart Hurts to hear that Nate Quick has passed away!Nate was a real Down to Earth Brother with a place Now in Heaven!I can just see the Live Remotes with Nate doing his thing and sending it back to the Studio to Christ! R.I.P Nate you are already Missed Peace Be with You!I am thankful to have known you. I am praying for your family and friends.Rodney

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  15. I was truly sadded my the news of our beloved brothers passing. We don’t understand why God would take someone like Nate, but we know God does not make mistakes.I will miss that infectious smile.Thanks for letting my son ride in your stealth.Love You

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  17. Words cannot express the pain and shock I am feeling right now. I just found out (while on the air) about the loss of such a great talent, a wonderful friend, an incredible man, Nate Quick. Unbelievable! I am so happy we reconnected on fb just months ago and shared laughs by way of “wall to wall” emails…but now I feel so cheated and upset I didn’t actually hear his voice…I didn’t pick up the phone and call to hear his voice and smile. Nate and I worked together many many years ago here in Atlanta and he was definitely a rare breed, one who the industry didn’t change. He stayed the same Nate throughout, always a smile and always saying something to make you laugh/smile. I will truly miss him–he is definitely gone too soon…RIP my dear friend.

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  19. Thanks to Nate for All he hs done… He has touched soo many lives, even though some may think it’s small… it’s NOT… RIP Nate, to his family and friends my prayers are with you…

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  21. I’m very sorrowed to hear of Nate’s passing.Nate was good people. I can still hear his voice like it was yesterday.Nate was respectful and well respected in the Charlotte area.Rest in peace my brother.

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  23. R.I.P. Nate Quick! I am an employee at a school where Mr. Quick came and helped a young man who had dropped out of school get readmitted into school. Within a week he was back with another young man to get him readmitted into school! I was amazed when I found out that he was just simply taking into his own hands the importance of helping those two young males get an education with no strings attached. Most of all, it was something about that smile that seemed so spitritual and genuine! He promised that he would assist them in anyway we needed him to and when we did need him, he was “Johnny on the Spot” so that tells me he lived up to the name of QUICK!!! Just a lil something for the soul and I’m sure Mr. Quick lived by this, “In life be a man/woman of your word.

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  25. So many have said what is the only thing that can be said about Nate…He was what we all seek to be. A helper of mankind and a lover of his craft.I teased Nate all the time about only wearing sneakers even with a tux when we were in the QC, yes it would get me that smile. One so big that I’ll remember it for ever.RIP Nate Quizzy

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  28. Nate: True Blue to the game. On point, consistent, honest and a warn wonderful SMILE. One of THE nicest people I ever met. Nothin’ but love!

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  30. Nate was my oldest and dearest friend!We knew each other since first grade growing up on the same block.He was like my little brother.Nate I will always have you on my mind and in my heart!R.I.P. Nate!Radio will never be the same!Neither will I!

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  32. I thank the whole KRNB K104 team cause they bless me to work with one of the best of my time.I seen for myself that God angles are liveing, working and breathing among us,he…….YOU nate will be missed. cause you was a work of art that cany be replace. So sleep now and we shall party again

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  34. AYE NATE IM BCK AGAIN BRO I DID WHAT U ALWYS WNTD ME 2 DO AND THAT WAS TO GO BCK TO SCHOOL WELL I DID IT AND FINNA MAKE SUM OUT OF IT I MISS U EVERY DAY BRO I RIDE BY AND VISIT THE HOUSE WE USE TO STAY @ WEN WE USE TO WAWK THE DOG SHAWTY MANN AND RIP SHAWTY I MISS U BRO I LOVE U 1 LOVE SINCERLY TWIN GATEZ

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