Originally posted on 2016-07-05 06:38:16Radio Radio DJ Katrina Holman aka "Mz Katt" died this past Friday from an unknown ailment. She told family she was not feeling well and was taken to the hospital where her health continued to decline rapidly and she passed. She was from Birmingham, AL and well loved by the community that she served on 95.7 Jamz (WBHJ). Mz. Katt, the Dirty South Diva was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Ramsay High School and later attended the University of Montevallo before transferring to the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). Her first break in the radio business came in 2000 at WBHJ 95.7 JAMZ after landing an internship with Cox Radio. Shortly after, she was hired as an on-air personality. Through her work with Summit Media, Katt has worked all around the southeast welcoming us to the Kitty City on the airwaves and stages all over! Mz. Katt always had a passion for connecting to listeners, supporting their endeavors, and hosting various events, talent shows, church functions, school activities, neighborhood rallies and more. Katt loved Birmingham and the talent that it possesses in its artists. She had an even bigger space in her heart for supporting and highlighting the talents of independent artists from across the state and spent her Sunday nights doing that on the airwaves with her show, Alabama Now. Alabama is a music platform that features Alabama artists and provides helpful information for new artists. Her smile, positive attitude, and sultry Southern voice have left a lasting impression on everyone that she encountered. That along with her motto, “Don’t talk about it, be about it” will remind all of us to get up, get out and get active as we work towards making their dreams a reality. Mz. Katt was a part of building an organization called G.L.O.W. (Girls Living On Will-Power) to support young women and encourage them to make positive choices in appearance, morality, and academic achievement. Her acts of kindness and service will be remembered for years to come.
Originally posted on 2016-07-05 06:38:16
Originally posted on 2014-03-02 20:27:47Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report the death of Roy Simmons. He was an American football player who played for the National Football League. He played Guard for the New York Giants and then with the Washington Redskins during Super Bowl XVIII in 1984. In 1992, he announced that he was gay on The Phil Donahue Show. In his autobiography, Out of Bounds (written with Damon DiMarco), he speaks of drug addiction, prostitution, and promiscuity. Around 1997, he learned that he was HIV-positive. Simmons died February 20, 2014, in his Bronx, New York apartment at the age of 57.
Originally posted on 2014-03-02 20:27:47
Originally posted on 2014-02-26 02:46:17Radio Facts: We don't know how this slipped pass us but we are sad to report that Actor Roger Hill, who had a key role in the 1979 cult classic, “The Warriors,” died this past Thursday, Feb. 20. There are no details at this time about his passing. Roger Hill played the the unforgettable role of the gang leader, Cyrus and delivered the classic lines, "Can You Dig It" as well as others in his short film career. He was chosen to portray the charismatic but doomed gang lord Cyrus in The Warriors in 1979 after the original actor chosen for the part, a real life gang leader, mysteriously disappeared just before filming started. In 2005 he filed a lawsuit of $250,000 against Rockstar Games for using his voice and depicting him in video game based on "The Warriors" (1979). Roger Hill is survived by his only son filmmaker and editor, Chris W. Hill.
Originally posted on 2014-02-26 02:46:17
Originally posted on 2014-02-26 01:56:54Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report that Jackson Mayor Chokweo Lumumba has died. The details are sketchy at this point but Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart has confirmed his death. Lumumba was Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba was born in westside of Detroit, Michigan as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, a name he refered to as his 'slave name'. Lumumba was the second child of eight born to Lucien and Priscilla Taliaferro. Lumumba was prominent in the reparations and other self-determination movements of persons of African descent and was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi on June 4, 2013. Radio Facts would like to send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
Originally posted on 2014-02-26 01:56:54
Originally posted on 2014-02-13 12:29:11Radio Facts: According to StraightFromTheA, the father of rapper Andre 3000 has died. According to a rep for the rapper/actor, 3000′s father Lawrence Walker passed away yesterday, February 12, 2014. Walker, a Georgia resident, was allegedly chopping wood for his home after he lost power during the Atlanta ice storm. He suffered a heart attack shortly after. Currently there are very little details but we will keep you posted. We would like to send our sincere condolences to Andre and his family. Rest in prosperity Mr. Lawrence Walker.
Originally posted on 2014-02-13 12:29:11