The Quiet Storm, hosted by Mitch Malone is Richmond’s Number One rated radio show and has been #1 for many years. Vice-President and General Manager Linda Forem comments, “Mitch was the calm in the storm. He has without a doubt one of the best most soothing voices to ever be on Richmond radio or television. I recall during the horrible storms over the years, when thousands of people had lost their electricity and were only able to stay connected via the radio, listening to Mitch truly soothed us. I got letters from listeners telling me that without Mitch, they would have been frightened. He was also a very proud Alumni of Virginia State University, where his daughter graduated as well. We’re in complete shock here, and trying to digest this terrible circumstance.”
His official station biography describes him as follows:
“Mitch Malone, host of the 804′s No.1 night time radio show, the “Quiet Storm” was a veteran in the radio industry,having worked in several markets, including Greensboro, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Raleigh-Durham, as well as serving his alma mater, Virginia State University as Music and Sports Director at their campus station WVST. Mitch was also the “Voice of Trojan Football and Basketball” for several years during which time he received the CIAA Sportscaster of the Year Award on three occasions. He was also the original voice of the Richmond-area’s first Urban-oriented radio station, Magic 99 FM.
A Petersburg native and VSU alum, Mitch was active in his community and was a member of the Gillfield Baptist Church family. He frequently spoke to youth groups in schools and at community events encouraging our young people to strive to be all they can be and to work harder for a better future. Mitch truly appreciates his listening audience which seems to grow bigger with each passing year. For a silky smooth musical experience join Mitch Malone on KISS FM’s “Quiet Storm.”
In addition, his final post on his Facebook page yesterday expressed his true feelings for his life, his faith, his community, his family and his Radio One home: Posted by Mitch Malone Sunday afternoon, 11/24/13:
Mitch was an only child, and his daughter, Bretne Bannister, was his closest relative. Both he and his daughter were Virginia State Graduates.
Funeral arrangements are underway.
Flowers and acts of kindness should be sent to: Donald Jefferson, 2521 Century Drive, Petersburg, VA 23805 (804-731-5689)
Mitch Malone, Voice of Richmond’s Quiet Storm, Passes Away was originally published on praiserichmond.com