Entercom Greenville and WORD 106.3 is Sad to Announce that Heritage Radio Talk Show Host and Greenville Celebrity Russ Cassell Passed Away
Cassell was the Heart and Soul of WORD 106.3 for Over 20 years
Greenville, SC – October 11, 2014 --
Russ Cassell, a leading radio talk show pioneer and member of the WORD 106.3 family, died today. He hosted the “Russ Cassell Show” from 8:00 a.m. to Noon Monday-Friday. It was one of the most popular shows on WORD 106.3 and was listened to by thousands every day.
“The passing of Russ Cassell is a sad day for his family, our Entercom family, and his thousands of listeners. His passion was his radio program on WORD 106.3. Cassell was a well-respected professional. His voice and opinions were listened to by thousands. He was a radio giant and it is difficult to express how much he will be missed, said Entercom Greenville V.P. and General Manager, Steve Sinicropi.
"There are some radio personalities who are larger than life. That was Cassell. He was passionate about what he believed and was dedicated to keeping people informed. He was a brilliant and very talented radio host and a personal friend. His loss will be greatly felt by all of us in the WORD family, those who worked with him and those who listened to him,” said WORD Operations Manager, Bob McLain,
Bob will host a memorial show for Russ at 6PM this evening on WORD 106.3. The station will continue to remember and pay tribute to Russ Cassell with special programming from 8am to 12 noon during the week of October 13th.
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On Saturday, October 11th from 6pm-7pm a special Russ Tribute Show aired hosted by Bob McLain. You can listen to it HERE.
Memorial service was held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Berea First Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following.
You can also listen to a podcast of the service HERE.
Russ fundraising at the GHS Radiothon Russ on the Road
Russ standing up for the American Flag Russ on the Road
Russ on the road standing up for small business
Photo: Roger Harvell; Greenville News