103 Jamz Morning Co-Host Dead At 38
February 1, 2007 at 10:46 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WOWI (103 JAMZ)/NORFOLK's SHAWN AUSTIN, known as "MIC LORD" on-air, died last night, co-workers said. The cause of death was not immediately known. A NEW JERSEY native, he was 38.
AUSTIN joined the BOODAH BROTHERS morning show in 2004, plucked for his skill as a rapper and his jokes. Listeners knew him for his "Top 10" lists, sports commentary and his songs.
"We’re just devastated beyond belief," said PAVAR SNIPE, who co-hosted the morning show with MIC LORD, DJ LAW and BIG B. They got the news around 9a and announced it just before 10a.
Station Manager ERIC MYCHAELS said they’re planning another remembrance on-air. "We’re just saddened beyond belief," he said. "It’s a reminder that this is just work, and it’s the relationships with people that matter."