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Radio industry mourns passing of Roi Simpson

Heart FM


The country's radio industry is mourning the passing of well-known broadcaster, Roi Simpson, who passed away in Cape Town this week.

He was the news editor at Heart FM radio.

Simpson began his radio journey in Nelson Mandela Bay at the old Radio Algoa, before moving to the mother city.

He passed away in hospital this week after an illness.

Algoa FM managing director, Alfie Jay, remembered Simpson fondly, saying he worked for the station as an afternoon drive show presenter during the 1990’s and was also a well-known club DJ in Port Elizabeth.

He said after leaving Algoa, he moved to Cape Town where he eventually became the News Editor of Heart FM and served as a member of the Commercial Radio Committee of the National Association of Broadcasters.

Heart FM said Simpson will be remembered as a journalist, humanitarian, husband, father, and friend.