Please keep the pics, video's, airchecks and memories coming on social media. Sonny,” she wrote. And the time we started a radio comedy service, and even though I was in labor with JUSTIN, SONNY wouldn’t let me leave our studio and go to the hospital until I voiced a line for him for one of their scripts. And on the Y100 TRIBUTE FACEBOOK PAGE: "SONNY FOX, one of SOUTH FLORIDA’s most amazing radio talents has passed, he went peacefully after battling a long illness." Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. There was a problem playing this track. A real radio craftsman who knew the value of speaking to his thousands of listeners as if they were the only person listening to him at that moment. He has a new home. The MIAMI HERALD has a very complete overview of SONNY's career and life here. Along with LEE ABRAMS he pioneered "Album Rock in CLEVELAND and WRNO in NEW ORLEANS. FOX had been ill for a while and passed on this past FRIDAY (8/14) at 73. Very representative of our years together in the mid to late 70's. We did the first two-man morning show on AOR radio. Here’s Y-100’s morning show featuring Sonny Fox, from the middle of the ‘decade of greed’, 1985! "My favorite story is the day I moved to FLORIDA about 11 years ago. Compare with THIS aircheck we posted from 1984…. He was the ultimate straight man/writing partner. From the Fruit Cake Archives Serving as opening act for TOBY KEITH. twitter facebook youtube. All Rights Reserved. "He dedicated his life to making people laugh. “Today I lost my husband and best friend. SONNY’s family and friends - you are all in our hearts. RIP. "As musicians SONNY (bass) and I (guitar) had the opportunity to perform for many popular recording artists. Welcome to the Heritage Media Group. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Sonny and I hadn't seen each other for close to 30 years. And last, the picture I post from when these four radio buddies got together in our kitchen. To replace them, Sonny Fox and Ron Hersey were recruited for mornings from crosstown WSHE-FM. His production company in PHILADELPHIA filmed many concert events, including YES in the Round. Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? "Then we did mornings together for over two decades at WSHE, WHYI, WMXJ and WKIS in MIAMI. Sonny Fox and the Wake Up Crew, WHYI Y-100 Miami | 1985. Longtime on-air partner RON HERSEY recalled their days together: There is so much to say about SONNY. LORI ALTERMAN HERSEY, wrote on RON's FACEBOOK page, Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett To Retire At End Of Year; Jeff Vaughn And Michelle Jubelirer Promoted To Lead CMG, Report: ESPN To Lay Off Hundreds Of Staffers, Strategic Solutions Research Presents Nielsen Audio October '20 Ratings Released Today. News of his death was announced by his wife, Janet on Facebook. I love you, your MOUSEY BROWN.”. I was in the studio and he was at home. Please download one of our supported browsers. ", HERSEY's wife, LORI ALTERMAN HERSEY, wrote on RON's FACEBOOK page, "So sad to have lost a friend and incredible broadcaster. One of the best in the radio biz. HMG currently consists of: – North America’s Largest Online Classic Radio Listening Post Copyright © 2020 Heritage Media Group. "I am so moved by the outpouring of love over Sonny's passing. You’ll be missed. You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud, Sonny Fox on WHYI about reports of him "mooning" some old folks. Like. ", ALL ACCESS President/Publisher JOEL DENVER noted, "I've known SONNY for so many years and he always had my deepest respect. All the while, we never saw each other. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. SONNY also spent a chunk of his career at WYSP/PHILADELPHIA with longtime partner BOB LEONARD who told ALL ACCESS: "The story I wrote explains the Corvette ride, passing of a joint, a job offer in the car and how BOB & RAY inspired and was the catalyst for FOX & LEONARD. We hope to serve all of your education and entertainment needs. Here’s Y-100’s morning show featuring Sonny Fox, from the middle of the ‘decade of greed’, 1985! A few of my greatest memories include when we moved back to SOUTH FLORIDA and were all living in the DOUBLETREE in FORT LAUDERDALE. ", And on the Y100 TRIBUTE FACEBOOK PAGE: "SONNY FOX, one of SOUTH FLORIDA’s most amazing radio talents has passed, he went peacefully after battling a long illness. He also logged airtime in mornings at CHR “Y100” WHYI, oldies “Majic 102.7” WMXJ and “Kiss Country” WKIS. My route took me through the PENSACOLA area where he was living at the time. HitOldies 2 – BOSTON’S BEST ROCK. Learn how your comment data is processed. Theme by ", Hi radio compadre and longtime friend ALAN MICHAELS wrote on his FACEBOOK page,  Advertisement. We both got a pretty good laugh out of that. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Rest In peace SONNY FOX, and thank you for everything you did for SHE Radio online.". The chemistry we had was instantaneous and lasted, literally, a lifetime. As we were standing in the pool chatting, he looked at me and said, "Now, remind me again.......what did we do?" Fox, known in the market as “Sonny in the Morning,” was a key part of the 1970s and early 1980s success of former rock WSHE Miami. You told me later that you didn’t know my name. ALL ACCESS is saddened to report on the death of MIAMI and PHILADELPHIA radio icon SONNY FOX, who dominated morning radio at such legendary and diverse stations in MIAMI as Rocker WSHE, Adult Hits  WMXJ (MAJIC 102.7), Country WKIS and Top 40 WHYI (Y100) saw well as, in recent times, SIRIUSXM. I was just ‘the brown haired girl from the sales department.’ Ever since then, you always called me ‘your MOUSEY BROWN.’ You slipped away peacefully today, and I know you are now resting comfortably. All rights reserved. Whatever happened to longtime South Florida radio deejay Sonny Fox? HitOldies 1 – The Greatest Hits of 5 Decades We were the same person ... he was the YING and I was the YANG. Thank you for visiting and Stay Safe! Welcome to, the web's largest radio and music industry community. The station announced Tuesday that it has hired a new morning personality to replace Fox. Bobby Mitchell, who most recently has … "He later could be heard on XM/SIRIUS as host of the comedy channel along with his wife JANET. Users who like Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more, Users who reposted Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more, Playlists containing Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more, More tracks like Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more.