John Webster passed away this week at the age of 74. He'd been living in Florida and recovering from a recent hip surgery when Hurricane Irma left him without power at his house for a week. His stepson, Jason Fox, told WTAM, "I think, just like all these people they were finding in these nursing homes without electricity and without air conditioning, it really puts a strain on the elderly. I think that was the final straw for John."
Condolences and tributes began to roll in almost immediately after the sad news of the passing of a Cleveland radio legend was announced yesterday.
Webster had been on the dial for more than three decades, most familiarly and famously on 105.7's long-running morning show with John Lanigan and Jimmy Malone. WKYC did a nice long Facebook segment
on his legacy, and colleagues and friends like John Gorman
have attempted to put that legacy into words. Both are worth your time, but perhaps nothing hits closer to the memories that Webster will leave his listeners and fans than this :
RIP, John. You'll be missed.