Chronicle: Artist and SiriusXM's "The Outlaw" channel afternoon host Mojo Nixon died of what his family termed a "cardiac event" yesterday (2/7) at the age of 66 while on the Outlaw Country Cruise, where he was a co-host and performer. SiriusXM marked his passing in a blog post here, noting that it will pay tribute to him on the air in the coming days, and saying, his "enthusiasm for music, irreverent humor, and genuine connection with his audience made him an invaluable part of the SiriusXM family." Born Neill Kirby McMillan Jr., he adopted the Mojo Nixon persona for his music career. He worked at radio stations in San Diego and Cincinnati before joining SXM in 2005, a year after he retired from performing music regularly.
Former WYYD/Lynchburg, VA personality Robin "Dave Lewis" Coker passed Feb. 6. He was 69. Coker started with the station in 1992 doing overnights, quickly moving up to mornings, where he remained for the remainder of the decade. A visitation will be held 3-5pm Feb. 17 at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Obituary here.