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Jerry Boulding, legendary veteran of urban radio, passes at the age of 75

(November 30, 2013) Jerry Boulding, whose decades-long career in the broadcasting and music industries earned him a reputation as a highly regarded professional, died at his Los Angeles home on Thanksgiving evening, November 26th following a short term illness. He was 75 years old.

"Jerry was a very special man," said his wife Maggie in a statement. "We've always known that but we really found out when Jerry became ill. So many folks spoke of him as their mentor. The outpouring of support was amazing. Thank you all so much."

Jim Winston, Executive Director of NABOB said, "The members of NABOB are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Boulding. Jerry was a highly regarded radio station programmer, journalist and close friend of many NABOB members."  Winston added, "For over twenty years I have leaned on Jerry almost every year to appear on our NABOB Conference programming panels. Jerry always provided thoughtful remarks and guidance for our members. We will miss him greatly as a resource and friend."

Boulding was currently serving as the editor for Urban/Urban AC and Black Gospel at the All Access Music Group. "I have known Jerry since I was a teenager listening to him on WOL-AM n Washington, later meeting him while a young DJ," said All Access President and Publisher, Joel Denver. "And it's what brought Jerry so many friends and fans over his amazing life and career."

"I've followed Jerry's career over the years with his many accomplishments including being on-air and PD at16 stations and markets." Boulding's long tenure in the business included WRL in New York, WVON in Chicago, KDIA in San Francisco, WCHB in Detroit, WEBB in Baltimore and KJCK in Junction City, Kansas. "Over the course of his career, Jerry picked up the nickname 'The Doctor Of Radio' because he always made the ratings better, and healed sick stations," said Denver.

Boulding was also head of his own firm, Jerry Boulding & Co. Broadcast Consultants, for 15 years, was Senior Vice-President of entertainment programming for American Urban Radio Networks for six years.

As an industry pioneer, Boulding  developed HEART & SOUL, the first Urban format for satellite delivery. He later went on to run MCA Records' Black Music Division, co-founded two industry trade publications, "Black Radio Exclusive" and "Urban Network" magazines. He also co-founded The Living Legend Foundation with Ray Harris and Barbara Lewis. The non-profit organization annually recognizes and honors legendary music and radio industry figures.

Boulding is survived by his wife Maggie O'Harra Boulding, son Aaron and granddaughter Sage of Long Beach, Calif. Funeral services are pending and expected to be private.

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