Thursday, May 14, 2020

R.I.P.: Charlie Brown, Longtime Seattle Radio Personality

Veteran Seattle radio personality Charlie Brown has died after battling lung cancer and Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

Brown's career in radio broadcasting spanned 30 years, his first professional stint was at KPUG-AM in Bellingham, WA, which led to six years at KJRB-AM/Spokane in mornings.

In 1974, Brown joined KJR-FM/Seattle for mornings, before moving to KUBE-FM as Program Director and an air talent in 1981. He and co-host/news talent Ty Flint teamed for mornings until Brown retired in 1997.

In 1993, Brown founded the software firm Audion Labs, which developed digital audio editing products, including VoxPro.

In 2004, the Puget Sound Radio Broadcasting Association selected Brown to receive the "Crystal Soundie" life achievement award for his contributions to the radio industry, honoring the best of creative radio and those who produce it. Brown received the trophy at the annual Soundie Awards at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Seattle.

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