Legendary morning radio host Alan Magnus has died

Alan Magnus enjoys hosting duties on RJR94 FM

Another iconic broadcaster has left us as Alan Magnus, best known for being a morning radio magnate, is dead. He was 80 years old.

For 46 years, Magnus became known for waking up countless Jamaicans on RJR 94FM, eventually forming a beloved team with the esteemed Dorraine Samuels. Magnus retired from the show in 2017 but remained on RJR with a five-minute segment twice each week called, Sunny Side Up.

Additionally, Magnus was a singer in his heyday, best remembered on the music front for his single, “Flying Machine.”

In March 2019, Magnus suffered a painful double heartbreak, losing his wife, Kerry Magnus, and Samuels to cancer within a four-day span.


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