(CMR) Renowned Jamaican broadcaster Alan Magnus (80), who spent his entire broadcasting career with Radio Jamaica, died on Saturday, 3 February.
According to RJR News, Magnus worked with Radio Jamaica for 46 years. He began his media career at Radio Jamaica in 1971 and was part of an elite cast of broadcasters that included Radcliffe Butler, Neville Willoughby, Don Topping, Marie Garth, and Henry Stennett.
He retired from his long-running morning show in 2017 but retained a close connection with the station, doing a five-minute spot twice per week on the show “Sunny Side Up.”
Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness is among those who remembered Magnus for his voice on the radio for over four decades.
” I am deeply saddened by the passing of veteran Jamaican broadcaster Alan Magnus, an icon of morning radio, a voice that resonated through the hearts of Jamaicans for decades. As a child, his voice woke me up in the mornings, accompanying me on the journey to school,” he wrote on X.