Brian Carter, who joined WBLS in 2006, died yesterday. Carter, who worked the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift Saturday, died of an apparent heart attack. He was 56.
“I will miss talking to Brian,” Skip Dillard, WBLS operations manager, writes on Carter’s bio page. “I will miss his smile and most importantly, a passion for radio that kept me always reminded why I’m here.”
He says Carter was on the schedule to work yesterday morning.
“He had done Saturday and sounded great, nothing different,” Dillard tells FishbowlNY. “I got a call early Sunday morning that he had passed away.”
Dillard says Carter was a “true professional” who was “very willing to pass on knowledge.”
Prior to his arrival at ‘BLS, Carter was part of the successful morning team Carter and Sanborn (radio name Dave Sanborn) at WUSL in Philadelphia. While there, Carter also worked with Wendy Williams.
Carter also was known to listeners on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, “spinning records” on the 50’s on 5 channel.
A native of Baltimore, it is believed Carter was the first black DJ on a Top-40 station in that market.
“Brian was a family man, and a true communicator,” Dillard says.