RIP Lynn Samuels 1942-2011

Posted by | December 25, 2011 22:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

One of our great progressive voices has been silenced. Lynn Samuels wasn’t just a great broadcaster, she was a wonderful, kind person. She knew the secret of doing great radio: Be yourself. To her credit, she let no consultant or program director change her. David Hinckley sums it up:

On the radio, Samuels was exactly what much of the country thinks New York sounds like. She had a city accent she never tried to hide or soften, even when her bosses suggested it would prevent her from ever getting a radio job outside the city.

“This is who I am,” she said.

“She was unique beyond words,” said John Mainelli, her WABC program director and longtime friend. “I’m so glad I knew her.”

That goes for all of us who knew and loved her.

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