Wednesday, July 27, 2016

R.I.P.: Indy Radio Host Rev. Michael K. Jones

Rev. Michael K Jones
The Rev. Michael K. Jones of Indianapolis' Progressive Baptist Church and the successor to iconic talk-show host Amos Brown on WTLC 1310 AM has died at age 52, according to The Indy Star.

Liz Dixson, the station's community affairs director, and broadcaster Tony Lamont honored Jones on air Tuesday as they took calls from mourning community members while sharing their own memories of a person Dixson called a voice of the community.

Jones wasn’t a trained broadcaster, Lamont said, but that didn’t matter when he stepped in for Brown, the longtime African-American community leader in Indianapolis who hosted a show on WLTC for 11 years until his death at age 64 in November.

Jones made his own impact at WLTC despite being there for less than five months, Lamont said.

Jones, who replaced Brown on the show in March, brought his experience as a clergyman to the radio. He closed out his shows by saying, “I love you with a pastor’s heart,” Lamont said.

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