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Community honors longtime San Antonio Radio Host during memorial service

San Antonio – Family, mates, and the neighborhood gathered on the Tech Port Arena Sunday to honor the longtime native radio broadcaster Russell Rush.

People described Russell as a radio host, storyteller, and nice buddy. He was identified for his vibrant persona and neighborhood advocacy.

“I worked in radio for 27 years. I’ve never met anybody who is more passionate about the community and all the right things. He loved San Antonio,” mentioned longtime buddy and co-worker, Chase Murphy.

Outside of being a longtime on-air persona and program director for Mix 96.1, his ardour didn’t cease on the microphone. He was a companion for a number of non-profit teams, together with Make-A-Wish, Toys for Tots, and Susan G Komen. Murphy says Russell raised most cancers consciousness even earlier than he was recognized with a uncommon kind, T-Cell Lymphoma.

“Raise for the cure was probably one of his biggest things. It meant a lot to him. He wanted to have the biggest group, and he wanted to raise the most money,” mentioned Murphy.

Russell first introduced his analysis to listeners in June 2021. He defined his analysis had no treatment, solely remedy and hope for remission. While he fought most cancers, he continued storytelling and finishing up considered one of his favourite tasks “The Russell Rush Haunted Tour. It is something his friend Vanessa Garcia says that didn’t go unnoticed.

“Days and nights, weekends, away from family just creating content, piecing it together. They’re the reasons why we have two Emmys,” mentioned Garcia.

As individuals took out time to say their remaining goodbye on Sunday, they did so in “Russell Fashion” by singing songs and sharing video dedications to his household.

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