Kernie Anderson Passes
December 26, 2014 at 8:34 AM (PT)
Longtime radio figure KERNIE L. ANDERSON passed away SATURDAY, DEC. 20th at the age of 74, PHILLY.COM reports. An executive at WDAS, WHAT-A and WURD-A/PHILADELPHIA, ANDERSON was lauded by many for his commitment to African-American media.
"He was a very meticulous businessman, and many times was brought in to radio stations when they were experiencing economic hard times," said KAREN WARRINGTON, spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. ROBERT BRADY (D, PA). "Since he was such a good manager, he was often able to put them in the black."
In a statement, U.S. Rep. CHAKA FATTAH (D, PA) called ANDERSON "a giant in the radio industry. He was an authentic advocate for African-American communities and their economic interests, especially in the communication sector. His successful leadership as general manager at WDAS and WURD-A enhanced radio in PHILADELPHIA ... He leaves a legacy of influence and excellence and will be greatly missed by all who knew him."