It is with sadness and grief that the family announces the passing of beloved Hoosier and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Amos C. Brown, III. Mr. Brown collapsed on Friday, November 6, 2015 at his family home in Chicago. Arrangements are pending.
Here are some Statements and reactions from the city of Indianapolis in regards to the news of Amos Browns passing.
Chuck Williams, Radio One Indianapolis Vice President and General Manager comments-
“Amos has touched the lives and hearts of hundreds of our Radio One family, both past and present. Amos has touched hundreds of thousands of our extended Radio Family who have tuned in or reached out to Amos Brown every day of his illustrious Hall of Fame Broadcast Career. A City is identified and driven by the depth and passion of our leader’s Civic commitment. Amos Brown was large among them. During Amos’s entire life he exemplified true passion and caring for the City of Indianapolis and definitively for the Community he loved to serve.
Our Hearts are with Amos’s immediate family and we ask that you support them in their grief and loss.”
-Radio One Family of Indianapolis
“The Indianapolis Recorder family is saddened to hear about the passing of longtime supporter and columnist Amos Brown. Amos was not only an intellectual giant, he was a champion for equality and justice. Amos was both my friend and mentor. I will miss our bond and numerous candid conversations. His voice, candor, and keen ability to speak truth to power – despite possible backlash, will be greatly missed. Our community has lost a great mind and a great man.”
– Shannon Williams, President of The Indianapolis Recorder
The Eastern Star Church family is saddened by the passing of Amos Brown. Brown was a broadcasting legend, forging the path for many journalists in Indianapolis and across this nation. He was a leading voice for this community; taking his role as reporter and radio personality will great pride. Brown will be sorely missed. – Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr., and Eastern Star Church
Amos Brown was the epitome of fearlessness. Indianapolis has lost a champion of the community and one of our greatest heroes. He always instilled in us to be great and lead by serving. Rest in Power my friend.
Program Director AM1310 The Light, 106.7 WTLC and Hot 96.3
“A champion for those living in poverty, Amos Brown approached human services issues with a mind toward facts and figures and a heart toward equality and justice. His passing leaves a void that will be impossible to fill in our community.”
–Ann D. Murtlow, President/CEO, United Way of Central Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – Earlier today, news broke that Amos Brown, longtime Indianapolis community leader and radio host at WLTC had passed away. After learning this news, Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following statement.
“I was shocked and saddened to learn of Amos’ passing this afternoon. He, his family, and his friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
“I was lucky enough to appear on his show numerous times. Regardless of the subject, I always enjoyed his interviews. I was always struck that every time I went on his show, I would leave with the name and phone number of one of his listeners that needed help in some manner or another. Amos always made it a point to ensure that his listeners got the help they needed from their elected leaders and his presence will be greatly missed.
“Amos and I also served together on Indiana’s Education Roundtable for a time. There is no doubt that he was an excellent voice and advocate for his community. Indiana needs more leaders like Amos.” – Superintendent Ritz
My deepest condolences to the Brown family and to the team at the station. I worked with Amos multiple times, and this breaks my heart. – Ali Slocum of WISH-TV Channel 8
— Cameron Ridle (@CameronRidle) November 7, 2015
Just heard about the sudden loss of Amos Brown. For years he gave a voice to many who were voiceless. A tireless worker, he will be missed.
— Jason Spells (@JasonSpells) November 7, 2015
Indianapolis lost a great advocate for kids today. Amos Brown challenged everyone to push beyond the status quo.
— Tyler Small (@Indy_Educ) November 7, 2015
He’ll be missed by many including family and fans of ‘Afternoons with Amos @am1310thelight. Comm ldr and radio icon Amos Brown passed away
— Todd Connor (@ToddConnorRTV6) November 7, 2015
Stunned to learn of the passing of Amos Brown, who always asked tough questions and gave me a fair shake.
— Dave Lindquist (@317lindquist) November 7, 2015
So saddened to learn of Amos Brown’s passing. He truly loved this city! RIP and our condolences to @Amoswtlcindy family and coworkers.
— Downtown Indy (@IndyDT) November 7, 2015
Indy lost a great voice today in Amos Brown. He will be missed.
— Indianapolis Monthly (@IndyMonthly) November 7, 2015
Statement of Tanya Bell, IBE President, of the Passing of Leader & Radio Host Amos Brown The board,… https://t.co/3r8SgWqcS8
— Indiana Black Expo (@INBlackExpoInc) November 7, 2015
Incredibly shocked and saddened to learn of Amos Brown's passing. Honored to have worked and shared a hallway with a Hall of Fame broadcaster. A brilliant man gone too soon.
Mornings with Kyle & Rachel on RadioNOW 100.9
It was with great shock and sadness that I received the news about the passing of my colleague and fellow broadcaster, Amos Brown. I was honored to walk the same halls and see this legend in action on a daily basis: always focused, always professional, and always committed to bettering his community. His presence will sadly be missed, but we will always cherish his legacy.
Co-Host, Mornings with Kyle and Rachel
RadioNOW 100.9 WNOW
“The Indiana Republican Party is shocked and saddened at the passing of Amos Brown. He was a fighter, an Indianapolis icon, and a radio Hall of Famer. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to Amos’s family. He will be deeply missed.”
For more information tune into AM1310 The Light or visit praiseindy.com Afternoons with Amos
When I took over the duties of Technical Producer for Afternoons with Amos last August , I had no idea what I was getting myself into. In my mind, I approached this like any other talk show to produce…Wrong.
5 mins til 1pm I walk into the AM1310 studio, Amos would sit behind his mic with a bag of chips or cookies and a large Dr. Pepper ready to go.
This is indeed a lost for the Radio One Indianapolis family
Well Done, Amos #sleepinpeace – Deacon Drew Williams AWA Show Producer
Everyone at Indiana University was stunned and saddened to hear of Amos’ sudden passing.Personally, I very much respected his passion and advocacy, and appreciated his fair treatment of IU. – Mark Land
Associate Vice President – Public Affairs