Before I was a “radio guy”, I was a Whitney fan. Since the age of 11. And my love continues to this day.
I was moved to pen this “Open Letter To Whitney” last week, following her death. I was so conflicted last week, as I was tasked with the professional responsibility of commemorating an icon on-the-air and developing a “plan” for her tribute on SiriusXM ““ and at the same time, personally trying to find the time and emotion to grieve over a Black woman that I’d been in love with for most of my life.
Thanks to you and for RFFocus for soliciting positive stories about Whitney. I always say “we” need to give our icons their flowers while they’re still here! I hosted several live tributes to her on the air last week and constantly referred to her as “The Queen Of Pop”, a title that I hope will remain her official title. She will always be in our hearts.
Much love, RFFocus Team!