Brian Carter Passes
April 23, 2012 at 3:21 AM (PT)
The industry was saddened over the weekend to learn BRIAN CARTER passed away after suffering cardiac arrrest. CARTER, a veteran of the business, was working weekends at WBLS/NEW YORK and at SIRIUS XM in WASHINGTON, D.C. He was 56.
His brother, BENNETT CARTER, posted on his FACEBOOK PAGE, "It is with the utmost sadness and the deepest grief that I confirm the passing of my middle brother BRIAN CARTER. He left us last night as the result of a cardiac arrest. We ask that you keep us... the family... in your thoughts and prayers."
ICBC Urban AC WBLS NEW YORK OM SKIP DILLARD had these thoughts on BRIAN CARTER’s passing. “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of our own ICBC on-air talent, BRIAN CARTER. I will miss talking to BRIAN. I will miss his smile and most importantly, a passion for radio that kept me always reminded why I’m here.”
CARTER was well know for his time at WUSL (POWER 99)/PHILADELPHIA, as half of the CARTER and SANBORN show from 1987-1999, and at WDAS in 2006. Both WUSL and WDAS are doing special tributes to CARTER all day TODAY.
CCM+E Dir./Urban Programming KEN JOHNSON said, "CARTER and SANBORN are the reason POWER 99 is the station it is today. They inspired me to recapture the presence in the community POWER had when they were on the air. BRIAN was also an inspiration to me personally. He will be missed."
LORAINE BALLARD MORRILL, who was Dir./News and Community Affairs and news anchor for the show when it aired on POWER 99 said, "BRIAN CARTER was a icon in radio with a love for the business and giving back to the community. This is not only a loss for his family and friends -- it’s a loss for broadcasting."
Former partner BILL SIMPSON (DAVE SANBORN) added, "I am devastated beyond words at the loss of BRIAN CARTER, the best radio partner on the planet and most importantly one of my dearest friends. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones."