98.7 KISS FM to Broadcast Whitney Houston Funeral

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By Jerry Barmash

It’s been a whirlwind week for fans of Whitney Houston. The legendary performer died Saturday night. She was 48.

Houston’s Saturday afternoon funeral is even more bittersweet because it’s being held at her hometown Newark, New Jersey church, where she got started singing in the choir.

The funeral is private, but WKRS/98.7 KISS FM is taking the unprecedented step to broadcast it live from the New Hope Baptist Church, beginning at noon.

Jay Dixon, WRKS program director, said in a statement, “We’re providing this service to our community and for her fans that are unable to attend, but want to celebrate her [life]. We are thankful for the honor.”