PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Cody Anderson, legendary Philadelphia radio station manager, has died.
Anderson, a long-time general manager of WDAS 105.3 and a radio pioneer in Philly, died Saturday.
Anderson leaves behind a wife and his sons Bill and Kyle Anderson.
Our prayers are going out to the family of #CodyAnderson. Anderson passed away this evening. For many years the Broadcaster and Community Leader headed up the radio stations #wdasfm and @onwurd . R.I.P. #CodyAnderson pic.twitter.com/GSoiSmLm7P
— WDAS-FM (@wdasfm) February 21, 2021
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke said on Twitter:
“Cody was a pioneer and giant in broadcast journalism in the Black community in Philadelphia for decades. He was a consistent, constructive, confident voice on the air. He encouraged persons of color to enter politics, to serve people and make their communities better places to live. A symbol of positivity, class and achievement for our community is gone. It is on us now to carry on in his memory and in service to others. Rest in Power, my good friend.”
My prayers are with his family and colleagues tonight.
Rest in Power, sir. pic.twitter.com/jYwvh2czpC
— Darrell Clarke (@Darrell_Clarke) February 21, 2021
A cause of death was not provided.
Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” – wikipedia.