96Rocker Chopper Harrison Passes
August 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM (PT)
Former CURTIS Rock WBBB (96 ROCK)/RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC morning man CHOPPER HARRISON (real name: DAVID MARTIN) died TUESDAY night in his home after a long battle with cancer. THE RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER reports that HARRISON was 59.
MARTIN, who spent five years as the morning host on WBBB-96.1, was best known for his relentless support of the CAROLINA HURRICANES. In 2001, he slept on the roof of the arena to support a ticket campaign designed to bring the NHL All-Star Game to RALEIGH -- which finally happened in 2011. He became an on-ice intermission host for the team.