Colorado Public Radio Pays Tribute To Classical Host Ray White After A Storied Career

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Ray White and his best friend Pierre Mitz in New York City.
Colorado Matters Remembers Ray White
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Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner from CPR News paid special tribute to CPR Classical's Ray White last week. Ray hosted afternoons on CPR Classical for the last year and a half. He was the warm, welcoming voice who greeted you at the end of your workday. On March 7, at age 69, Ray White died of cancer, after a nearly 50-year career in radio. Ray was a lifelong learner and music buff who lent his talents to rock, jazz, R&B and news stations around the world. He interviewed and befriended musicians who pay him tribute, including rock legends Peter Gabriel, Joan Jett and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. Here in Colorado, Ray’s smile came through the airwaves as he talked about Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. We remember his life and legacy and mourn with his family and friends.

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CPR Classical Host Ray White
Ray White and CPR News' Jo Ann Allen in the CPR studios.

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