J.R. Nelson Succumbs To Cancer
February 16, 2010 at 3:04 PM (PT)
JIM MARIK (A.K.A. J-R NELSON) passed away in his sleep this afternoon after a three-year battle with cancer. J-R is probably best known for being part of the original Z100/NYC morning show with SCOTT SHANNON. He also ran his own voiceover service for years and most recently, worked at CBS RADIO/DETROIT.
Commented SCOTT SHANNON, "Radio lost a good one this week, JIM MARIK (J.R. NELSON) was a huge part of one the finest radio stations I've ever been a part of. J.R. was with me when we signed on WHTZ FM in 1983, he was my original morning show sidekick, my newsman, my production director, my comedy producer and my friend. Oh yeah, he was also the original voice of Z-100. J.R. did it all, and he did it all the right way. Without J.R., I was a one man band. with J.R., I had a full orchestra. He was one of the very best."