Radio One Loses A Close Friend


The team at Radio One’s MAJIC (102.1 FM and 97.9) in Houston tells Radio Ink that on-air host Robert “Bassman” Washington died Monday at the age of 49. General Manager Pam McKay tells Radio Ink the Radio One Houston family is saddened by the passing of their brother, friend, and co-worker. “Bassman always had an encouraging word and a smile. Our prayers are with his wife Keisha and his many family and friends. He will be greatly missed.”

Bassman joined Radio One Houston in 1994 on 97.9 FM The Box as an on-air personality. He also worked at Praise 92.1 FM, and in recent years he’s been the voice for Houston as part of the Tom Joyner Morning Show on MAJIC 102.1 FM. “He was light. He was laughter and he was love”, says Operations Manager and Program Director Terri Thomas.

The cause of death was not announced.


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