Category Archives: Radio

Hounded by Al-Shabaab, beloved Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, dies in exile

NAIROBI – Veteran Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, died early yesterday morning in Eastleigh, a Nairobi suburb. He had fled Mogadishu in 2010, having been threatened, kidnapped, and shot twice. One of hundreds of Somali refugees in Kenya, many

Hounded by Al-Shabaab, beloved Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, dies in exile

NAIROBI – Veteran Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, died early yesterday morning in Eastleigh, a Nairobi suburb. He had fled Mogadishu in 2010, having been threatened, kidnapped, and shot twice. One of hundreds of Somali refugees in Kenya, many

First person: Firesign Theatre remembers co-founder Peter Bergman, 72, for his witty irreverence

We are sad to report that Peter Bergman passed away in the early morning hours of Friday March 9, 2012 due to complications from leukemia. We will have more details as they become available. Peter Bergman was born in Cleveland,

First person: Firesign Theatre remembers co-founder Peter Bergman, 72, for his witty irreverence

We are sad to report that Peter Bergman passed away in the early morning hours of Friday March 9, 2012 due to complications from leukemia. We will have more details as they become available. Peter Bergman was born in Cleveland,

First person: Wilmot Perkins, 80, advised Jamaica’s poor from his popular radio show

JOURNALIST and broadcaster Wilmot Perkins was a fearless crusader for justice and the poor of Jamaica. In his monumental career Perkins had to fight off many challenges of survival to emerge as Jamaica’s leading talk show host. Indeed, he was

First person: Wilmot Perkins, 80, advised Jamaica’s poor from his popular radio show

JOURNALIST and broadcaster Wilmot Perkins was a fearless crusader for justice and the poor of Jamaica. In his monumental career Perkins had to fight off many challenges of survival to emerge as Jamaica’s leading talk show host. Indeed, he was

Gerald Poulsen, 78, helped build Washington radio station spinning bluegrass as Jerry Gray

(Being a radio announcer has got to be one of the coolest jobs in the world. Sounds like Jerry Gray had a loyal following.) ROANOKE, Va. – Gerald Poulsen, the WAMU radio host known on air as Jerry Gray, whose

Gerald Poulsen, 78, helped build Washington radio station spinning bluegrass as Jerry Gray

(Being a radio announcer has got to be one of the coolest jobs in the world. Sounds like Jerry Gray had a loyal following.) ROANOKE, Va. – Gerald Poulsen, the WAMU radio host known on air as Jerry Gray, whose

Tewfik Mishlawi, 76, guided generations of journalists reporting from the Middle East

BEIRUT – Tewfik Mishlawi, who has died aged 76, was a father-figure and guru to at least three generations of journalists who went to the Middle East. They live in eternal gratitude to him and his daily digest of translation

Tewfik Mishlawi, 76, guided generations of journalists reporting from the Middle East

BEIRUT – Tewfik Mishlawi, who has died aged 76, was a father-figure and guru to at least three generations of journalists who went to the Middle East. They live in eternal gratitude to him and his daily digest of translation

For 21 days in 1971, David ‘Dave Rabbit’ Delay, 63, broadcast rock from a pirate station in a Saigon brothel

RICHARDSON, Texas – C. David DeLay Jr. received the Purple Heart and became a sergeant during his three combat tours with the Air Force in Vietnam, but is most widely known to veterans as “Dave Rabbit,” his underground radio persona

For 21 days in 1971, David ‘Dave Rabbit’ Delay, 63, broadcast rock from a pirate station in a Saigon brothel

RICHARDSON, Texas – C. David DeLay Jr. received the Purple Heart and became a sergeant during his three combat tours with the Air Force in Vietnam, but is most widely known to veterans as “Dave Rabbit,” his underground radio persona

First person: Remembering Jim Irwin, radio voice of the Green Bay Packers

MILWAUKEE – When I first met Jim Irwin, he didn’t have much to say to me. After all, here I was, this 20-year old kid, sitting at his desk in the first week of my internship at WTMJ Radio in

First person: Remembering Jim Irwin, radio voice of the Green Bay Packers

MILWAUKEE – When I first met Jim Irwin, he didn’t have much to say to me. After all, here I was, this 20-year old kid, sitting at his desk in the first week of my internship at WTMJ Radio in