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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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