It is with a heavy, saddened heart we must share that our brother, Benji Norton, has passed away.
Last week the big, ol’, hairy Fox took the Roadshow out one last time in memory of our friend Benji! Simply click the image above to listen to the hour long tribute.
Friends and family have launched a GoFundMe to help Benji’s wife and children with funeral expenses, along with any unexpected expenses that come with this tragic loss.
Benji’s family is so incredibly grateful for the love and concern that has been expressed with Benji’s sudden and unexpected passing this past weekend.
We have learned that Benji died in his sleep of heart failure.
The family has asked to please respect their private grieving during this time. A celebration of Benji’s life is planned for Sunday, May 15th at 2pm at Dutch Fork High School Auditorium.
Remembering A Columbia Classic
Born and raised in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Benji always claimed to live in the shadow of his physician father who in fact delivered the famous letter-turner, Vanna White. While Benji’s father and three brothers all attended Clemson University, he actually attended the University of South Carolina School Of Journalism where he flunked the typing test twice. For Benji it was hard to type “Gamecock” when he was a well-documented Clemson fan!
The radio bug bit Benji early and often and in the Fall of 1976 at the ripe old age of 17… he began his radio career… and for over FOUR decades never stepped outside a radio station!
With stints in Knoxville, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham, Benji took on various roles as an on air personality, music director, program director and account executive, but the king of the road show didn’t find home until arriving in the Midlands nearly 35 years ago.
“From Breakfast with Benji” to “The Rock N Roll Roadshow,” Benji Norton’s legacy is as big as the artists he dropped the needle on! The big ol’ hairy Fox 102.3 remembers… Benji Norton.