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Radio Personality Mitch Malone Dies

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - James David Mitchell, also known as Mitch Malone, passed away at 5 a.m. Monday morning of natural causes.

Mitch Malone was the noted host of KISS-FM's "Quiet Storm" radio show since 2005. He has a very long and continuous broadcast career in Richmond, Virginia.

Malone 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.

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 is active in his community and is a member of the Gillfield Baptist Church family. He frequently speaks 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."

Based on his last Facebook post from yesterday afternoon, Mitch Malone expressed his feelings on his life and his faith.

 

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