Brian Carter, popular deejay on WBLS and Sirius XM satellite radio, dies of apparent heart attack
'Brian was a family man and a true communicator'
By David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 11:16 PM
Brian Carter, a popular deejay on WBLS and Sirius XM satellite radio, died early Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack — less than 12 hours after his WBLS airshift.
Carter was 56.
He had worked his usual 10 a.m.-2 p.m. shift Saturday.
He came to WBLS (107.5 FM) six years ago after a long run at WUSL in Philadelphia, where he co-founded the popular “Carter and Sanborn” morning show. One of his later co-hosts there was Wendy Williams.
“Brian was a family man and a true communicator,” said Skip Dillard, program director of WBLS. “I will miss talking to Brian. I will miss his smile and most importantly, a passion for radio that kept me always reminded why I’m here.”
Carter began his career in his hometown of Baltimore. Dillard said he is believed to have been the first black deejay on a top-40 Baltimore station.
He also was on the air at Sirius XM satellite radio, hosting on the “50s on 5” channel with the signature tag, “B.C., Brian Carter.”
His former partner Bill Simpson (air name Dave Sanborn) told Radio Online, “I am devastated beyond words at the loss of Brian Carter, the best radio partner on the planet and most importantly one of my dearest friends. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”
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(included is a picture taken just as he ended his last shift on WBLS)