by Jean Lowrie-Chin
Excerpt from Observer column - 3rd April 2017
|Alan with his dear Kerry and friends at|
|RJR Group CEO Gary Allen presents a cheque|
to the phenomenal Alan Magnus
|Dorraine Samuels had fond|
and funny memories of their
morning radio escapades!
|Marie Garth flew in|
looking as chic as ever!
We can relate to Minister Ruel Reid’s recollection that ‘Calypso Corner’ was his signal to have all in place to set out by 7am as a student, and the cheerful voice that gave him an upbeat start to each day. It takes a generous heart to know that whatever the environment, people need to know that life does indeed have a bright side to strengthen their coping skills. We are all in Alan Magnus’ debt for his gentle humour, a comfort zone in which we could prepare for whatever the day would bring.
It was wonderful to get together with other radio legends Marie Garth, Radcliffe Butler, Don Topping, Norma Brown-Bell and Ralston Smith to honour Alan. His voice remains ever young, and will still be heard. We hope his daughter author Kellie Magnus will write his rich history. Thank you for your over four decades of service Alan Magnus – have a wonderful retirement with your beloved wife Kerry and family!