Jay Blackburn Dead At 65
September 7, 2010 at 3:26 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of JAY BLACKBURN, who passed away on FRIDAY (9/3) at the age of 65. BLACKBURN programmed many stations in the U.S. and internationally, including WLUP (THE LOOP)/CHICAGO, which he helped launch. THE LOOP became a legendary station for 30 years.
The veteran programmer also penned a novel, "The Radio Gypsies," published in 2008. It included much of his radio experiences in a thinly-veiled fictional story.
Funeral services are set for this morning (9/7) at the PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH in SAN ANTONIO, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION, 7823 W. US Highway 90, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78227, or to THE ANIMAL DEFENSE LEAGUE, 11300 Nacogdoches, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217.