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Radio One’s Hometown Champion Commits Suicide


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Just this past Friday, Columbus Ohio’s Black Lives Matter activist Marshawn McCarrel was enjoying his prize offered by Radio One. He was a winner selected by the radio corporation’s local cluster as a “Hometown Champion.” The prize was a trip to the recent NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. He attended and less than a week later, yesterday, the 23-year-old was found dead of an alleged apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the steps of  the west side entrance to the Statehouse. There were no whitnesses and State Highway Partol Lt. Craig Cvetan told the Columbus Dispatch…”We don’t have any evidence to know the reason why he did it.” His final message via his FaceBook page: “My demons won today. I’m sorry”


CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.


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