Popular radio personality Cliff Winston dies

Winston, a Dorsey High School graduate, grew up in Southern California, with his sights set on broadcasting.

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Cliff Winston, a popular radio personality who spent 20 years at KJLH died on Sunday, December 17 after suffering a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The  63 year old  radio announcer suffered chest pains and was transported to the hospital. An autopsy has been scheduled.

“Cliff was the quintessential radio guy,” said KJLH program director Aundrae Russell, who was ironically enough hired by Winston. He was one of the best. He knew the ins and outs of programming like no one else. I learned a lot from him,”

An official statement from KJLH read as follows: “We pause to acknowledge the wisp of time known as life, for we are tremendously saddened by the news that our friend, our colleague Cliff Winston passed away yesterday,” the statement said. “Suffice to say that Cliff is an indelible signature in the life of KJLH Radio. For decades you heard him and the Home Team on our airwaves guiding you to work or wherever you were going each morning.”
Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley also offered condolences, posting on Facebook, “I was his side kick on KJLH and learned so much about radio from him! He was a gem of human being!”
Winston, a Dorsey High School graduate, grew up in Southern California, with his sights set on broadcasting. He attended the University of Washington and started his radio career at KYAC-Seattle doing both drive times. He joined KJLH in 1996 serving both as program director and morning drive announcer with a popular show that dominated the morning airwaves for the next 13 years.

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