WAKR/Akron OM/Host Chuck Collins Passes Away At 62
May 22, 2015 at 5:17 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP News-Talk WAKR-A/AKRON host and cluster OM CHUCK COLLINS, who died THURSDAY night (5/21) after a battle with brain cancer at 62. COLLINS rose to the ranks of OM in in 2007 (NET NEWS 10/5/2007), overseeing Country WQMX and Rock WONE in addition to WAKR-A and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013 (NET NEWS 7/31/2013).
COLLINS' long career in northeast OHIO included stints programming WKDD/AKRON and heading production at WMMM (M105, now WMJI)/CLEVELAND and as OM at CLEAR CHANNEL in AKRON. He also wrote two "Radio Murders" mystery novels and served as a trustee at the INTERVAL BROTHERHOOD HOME and GREATER AKRON MUSICAL ASSOCIATION-AKRON SYMPHONY.
Read more about CHUCK and see video of COLLINS' return appearance on RAY HORNER's show from 2013 by clicking here.