It is with great sadness that we here at WHRW announce the passing of our longtime DJ, Public Affairs Director, and friend, Donald McKinley Allen. As the host of “Talkin’ America”, he had a loyal following, who listened to his show both for his insights, and just for his sheer knowledge of politics. His musical knowledge, especially that of big band jazz and 1960’s folk music was vast and incredible. Among those who knew him here at WHRW, his presence is missed daily. Whether here for his show, or to do work, he always had a smile on his face, and some insight to add, no matter the conversation.
We truly lost one of the great ones.