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Hey Mr. DJ

You know how you come to count on things? When I turn the key in the ignition I expect the car to start. When I turn on a light switch I expect the light to shine. And when I turn on my favorite radio station, at a certain time of the day, I expect to hear my "friend" as I've been hearing him for the last 20 years. Well, Friday, April 17th, my friend succumbed to cancer.

When I first heard the news I was stunned. I knew that he was ill, everyone in the Portland area who loves KINK (that's truly it's call letters) knew that "our" DJ was ill. But I never thought I would lose my buddy. My guy that helped me get ready for school and who now helped me get my girls to school. My friend who tells me about all of the cool things going on in our favorite city, the cool guy that sounds interested and enthusiastic about life in general. I still need him. He can't go.

When I think of what he has helped me appreciate I am forever grateful. Music is an incredibly important part of my life and he is one of the people I have to thank. I have had years of encouraging words and great tunes to help me start my day and I can't think of a better way to begin. God Speed Les Sarnoff. You will be missed.

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7 comments:

  1. Oh that is very sad! That was a nice tribute, Ann!

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  2. It's great that he was so well loved--there's only one dj here that's been on forever and I think it will be a sad day too when we lose him.

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  3. Very sad! It's amazing how people are able to touch our lives through music.

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  4. Nice tribute to Les. The Big C takes way too many! Sorry to hear about this Ann. We all get attached to the people that help get us through our day.

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  5. I saw a piece on Les on the news this weekend, it's very sad, I know many people who listened to him.

    I hope you're enjoying the weather, is it really April? Are we really in Portland? And when does it end?

    Hopefully NEVER, knock on wood! I'm having a beer with a slice of lime in it & listening to the frogs croak in the pond out back. Better get back to the work I'm supposed to be finishing up! Enjoy your week!

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  6. Ann, this is so damn sad. I bet there's a way you could leave a sympathy message with the station and/or family to let them know how much Les meant to you.

    Justine :o )

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  7. What a beautiful tribute:) They really do become "friends" to us, don't they?

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