Death of Wilmot Perkins

February 10, 2012
Kingston | Age 80

Jamaica's 'godfather of talk radio' dies at 80
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The Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Wilmot Perkins, a veteran Jamaican journalist considered the island's "godfather of talk radio," has died. He was 80.

Perkins died Friday at his home after a brief illness, according to statements from his former employers.

The Jamaica Observer newspaper published a statement it said was released by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in which he described Perkins as a non-patronizing defender of the people.

"His analytical...

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