Philly Radio Icon E. Steven Collins Dead At 58

Source: Dan Stamm / NBC Philadelphia

An icon of local radio died this morning.

Longtime radio legend and civic leader E. Steven Collins died early Monday from a heart attack while surrounded by family and friends, announced Radio One — the company where Collins worked as Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations and hosted of his weekly show, Philly Speaks on Old School 100.3.

Collins was 58.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called the “tremendous loss” of his friend “hard” to take, an “immeasurable” loss.

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