Detroit's Bill Burton Passes
December 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM (PT)
Radio's Best Friend, ART VUOLO shares sad news with ALL ACCESS, "I now have received word that DETROIT's 'Mr. Radio,' BILL BURTON, who taught us all how to 'Be Fabulous,' has died. Information beyond this news is very incomplete. The only thing we are hearing is that no type of Memorial Service and Tribute will be scheduled until after the Holidays. Remember him and his wife, CAROL in your thoughts and prayers."
VUOLO has produced this tribute video:
Detroit Radio Stations Remember Burton
Famous for his catchphrase “Be Fabulous!,” BURTON was known as a huge cheerleader for radio, frequently traveling the country promoting the industry and helping to keep it vibrant. Radio’s biggest cheerleader once estimated that during his 30-year-plus career he had contributed about $300 million in radio sales.
On TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23rd at 1p, radio stations across MICHIGAN, including CBS RADIO/DETROIT, CUMULUS/DETROIT, CUMULUS MEDIA/ANN ARBOR, GREATER MEDIA/DETROIT, iHEARTMEDIA/DETROIT, RADIO ONE and SALEM COMMUNICATIONS, will hold a 30 second silence to honor BURTON and will also provide listeners with a brief biography of his life.