The San Francisco Weekly points to the unfortunate passing of the Bay Area’s DJ Matthew Africa, who died after a car crash. Also, his friend Oliver Wang shares a few memories of his friend over on Soul Sides:
Matthew and I co-hosted KALX fundraisers at least once or twice. If you’ve ever had to suffer through a public radio fundraising drive, you know how tedious it is and believe me, it’s not that much better on our side of the mic either. Most of us got into radio to play music, not to explain how listener supported radio is superior to commercial radio (it’s true, of course, but still) and whatever other boilerplate we had to whip out once a year.