Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Marcus Osborne, the only African American in local country radio, is gone


Marcus Osborne, who gave country radio's 95.7, "the wolf," color in more ways than one, has left the building.

Osborne, a very bright and funny guy, was let go, in what appears to be a difference of creative vision.

Here is the story I wrote about Osborne when the show started.

You can read marcus now at www.noizefromthebackrow.blogspot.com

A quote from show originator Osborne, back then:

"We pitched the show as a black guy, a Jewish guy, a gay guy and a blonde -- what could be more Bay Area than that?" asks Osborne, who taped himself and his Jewish friend Gill Alexander doing a fake show as an audition.

Sad to see him go, but this is one guy who will go on to bigger and better things.

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