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Remnant
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Luther Vandross passed away today, 7/1/05. The story is at the following link:
http://www.radioandrecords.com/Newsroom/2005_07_01/topstory.asp

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RIP!
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This article has a few more details:
Grammy Winner Luther Vandross Dies at 54

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Vandross died at 1:47 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., said hospital spokesman Rob Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh did not release the cause of death.

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During the late afternoon/early evening, several stations were paying tribute to Luther Vandross by airing only his music (some were taken calls from listeners) including WRKS-FM New York, KJLH-FM Los Angeles, WVAZ-FM Chicago, WMXD-FM Detroit, WDAS-FM Philadelphia, WALR-FM Atlanta, KMJM-FM St. Louis, KISQ-FM San Francisco, KJMS-FM Memphis, KHYL-FM Sacramento, WCFB-FM Orlando, WBHK-FM Birmingham, KVGS-FM Las Vegas and WKUS-FM Norfolk.
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It's moments like this when the pre-programed jockless stuff simply can't compare to a station with a personality DJ.
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I agree Mr. Darnell,

I find it so funny that none of the Radio One owned stations are part of that list. Cathy Hughes deserves to be slapped for being so disrespectful. By the way, RIP, Mr. Ronzoni Luther Vandross.

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Here in Atlanta Radio One station WAMJ 102.5 FM (Classic Soul 102.5) had similar coverage to other stations that allowed people to send their condolences to his family.

Remnant's list does not have Radio One stations because they usually don't webcast. I'm sure their stations in other areas all had similar coverage.

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Luther was one of the great ones.

I have many favorite Luther songs.

My all-time favorite may still be If This World Were Mine with Cheryl Lynn. The song has always brought chills up my spine. One of the few remade songs that is equal and perhaps even superior to the original.

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Got to also give an honorable mention to "The Glow of Love". I am partial to Luther's early 80s work but it was all pretty darn good.
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Fans brave downpour to bid Vandross farewell

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Hundreds of grieving fans toting posters and shouting farewells turned out in the pouring rain today to pay final respects to R&B crooner Luther Vandross.

The fans lined 125th Street as the singer's funeral procession passed Harlem's renowned Apollo Theater on its way to Riverside Church, where his funeral was held.


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