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Gospel disc jockey will be missed by listeners, co-workers

July 1, 2005

Albany- Gospel radio in South Georgia has lost another important voice.

D.J. Lew Leary from WJYZ and WJIZ died Thursday night from a massive heart attack. WJIZ took calls Friday about the D.J. from listeners all over South Georgia. Leary was on the air in Albany for more than 15 years.

His co-workers were shocked and saddened by the news, especially after another D.J. Doc Suttles died less than a month ago also from a heart attack.

"To lose two people who were well known in this community like this has just been definitely a shock to me, especially in the same month, who in the Gospel community, they are the gospel voices that everybody knows and everybody loves," said Jammin Jay, disc jockey and program director for WJIZ.

Leary was heard all over Southwest Georgia, eastern Alabama and north Florida

"Lew was like the personal D.J. to like the whole community, not just Albany," said Frank C, program director for WJYZ.

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