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Canadian Reggae Awards Founder Dead

Posted: March 21, 2012
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Radio personality, emcee and founder of the Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Award, Delroy Sterling, passed away on Sunday at a Hospital in Canada.

Reports are that Speedy, as he was affectionately called, collapsed at home on March 16 and was immediately taken to the hospital, but never recovered from what was said to be complications caused by a brain tumor. He was 54.

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The station officially went on air on August 1, 1990. Reggae in the morning, Reggae in the evening, Reggae in the night was the cry. Critics said it was impossible to sustain a 24-hour Reggae music station. In fact, so strong was the impact, it proved that this format was something the Jamaican public yearned for. The 'little station that could' got all media houses in Jamaica to stand up and take note.

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