Veteran Broadcaster Gus Williams Has Died

Williams who had been ailing during recent months, was the owner of the FM radio station known as Radio One, 94.1FM.

Mr. Cecil Edward Gus Williams who was 64, died after a period of hospitalization that started here in St. Kitts, his native land, and continued in his adopted country, England.

Mr. Williams died on Monday 4th February, 2013.

Gus Williams was born on St. Kitts in 1948 and relocated to England with his parents during the Caribbean migration of that time.  Mr. Williams had a love for broadcasting and after returning to St. Kitts with his family, established Radio One 94.1FM, an adult contemporary station.  Radio One distinguished itself with a format that attracted a mature audience and was a familiar sound for the expatriate community.  

Gus-with-Anastasia-and-Gus-with-AmbassadorDuring his years back in St. Kitts Williams also served as Chairman of the National Carnival Committee for several years. As a business man he was also engaged in various pioneering projects some which were still in their conceptual stages and being readied for implementation.

Friends and business associates will also remember Gus Williams as a man committed to responsible broadcasting and an individual who always greeted you with a smile and quick comment to make you laugh. 

Mr. Williams has been hailed by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Denzil Douglas who said he was saddened to hear of the death of his friend. He also expressed his sympathy to his family for their loss. The Prime Minister stressed that Gus Williams contributed significantly to the Federation.

Prime Minister Douglas also highlighted Mr. Williams’ social contributions as a member of the Rotary Organization and recalled his passion to see the development of St Kitts and Nevis. His pursuit of the Basseterre Harbour redevelopment project, with a number of parties from the United Kingdom, was cited as an example of such, said the Prime Minister.

Editor’s Note: The owners, management and staff of MiyVue.com extend deepest sympathies to the family of the late Gus Williams and we join other colleagues in acknowledging Gus’ sterling contribution in the field of broadcasting.


 

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