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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Remembering Eric Von Boardley, Talk Show Host - A Leader of his time
MILWAUKEE - WMCS/WNOV | Two days ago, September 8, 2016, Milwaukee lost a leader in Talk Shows, ERIC VON, 58 years young.
Von joins O.C. White, Doctor Bop, Jim Frazier and other notables in the African American radio Hall of Fame in Milwaukee
He is widely-known and remembered in the Milwaukee area for his years on radio and public service as well as an entrepreneur - Online men's health magazine - Brain, Brawn & Body.
He came to Milwaukee from Washington, DC where he was the business manager for Radio One.
For many years, on WMCS (1290) he was the host of the Morning Magazine. During an operation shift of the radio station in 2002, Eric Von left for Phoenix, AZ and returned in 2 years to an "afternoon" format.
In 2009, there was another shift at WMCS budget and Von resigned.
July, 2010, Von returned to the Morning Magazine on 1290-WMCS during a controversy, since Cassandra Cassandra and Joel McNally were the co-hosts of the Morning Magazine.
After which, WMCS had a management change - February, 2013. Von engaged in other pursuits of the media.
He joined WNOV (860) radio as a Talk Show host and was a Talk Show host at the time of death.
He was also executive producer of WUWM "Precious Lives" series - a focus on the death of children by gunfire. And, He was a regular panelist on Wisconsin Public Television.
According to reports, he had a heart attack a month ago and survived. He died of another heart attack suffered this Thursday, September 8, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Faithe Colas.