Radio Veteran Kevin Savage Dead At 69

Gutted. Sad. These are among the adjectives used to describe the passing of the radio legend Kevin Savage. He died last weekend (Saturday, July 9) after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 69.

In a tweet the same day, Hot FM had confirmed the veteran broadcaster’s passing, noting “with a heavy heart” that the station would miss him.

It’s been a season of remembrance and mourning following the confirmation of his death. Colleagues and associates alike have something to say about the man, who’s been on radio for several years and given it his best shot.

Recalling Kevin Savage’s odyssey, Ian Bredenkamp had tweeted that as a teen, he was hooked on Music Power Half Hour on 5FM, which the late broadcasting was hosting. Ian also recalled Savage gave him his first job on commercial radio (KFM).

For her part, news anchor Doreen Morris remembered Savage as a broadcaster with a golden voice, as well as a consuming sense of humour.

For Martin Slabbert, Savage made him fall in love with radio, and it was an honour to have worked with the late legend. “Gutted to hear the news that Kevin Savage died,” added.

Kevin Savage will be sorely missed for his contributions to South African radio.

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