Monday, June 22, 2009

Buzzard artist passes away

In the 1003 previous posts in this blog, several have been about WMMS/100.7. The radio station was a soundtrack for many who spent at least part of our lives in Northeast Ohio. Another image identified with this area is the Buzzard, which was created by local artist David Helton. Brian Chalmers had been chosen to succeed Helton, after David had been promoted to head up the art for all the Malrite radio stations in the 1980's.

Over the past weekend, Brian Chalmers passed away. Not only did we lose part of this area's heritage, but we lost someone at way too young an age. John Gorman wrote about this in his Buzzard Blog.

Funny how things happen at times. I am finishing reading The Buzzard for the second time and am getting ready to write a second review of this great book, along with a companion post sometime thi.s week. It's always sad to say goodbye to someone you never knew but were affected in a good way by their work.

Rest in peace Brian.


Margaret said...

I remember the Buzzard well. It was the soundtrack to many of my college days and nights.

struke said...

I can't think of any other station having such a strong link to a mascot or image. Great branding.