Celebrate the memory of radio legend and civic activist E. Steven Collins

Celebrate the memory of radio legend and civic activist E. Steven Collins

Join Old School 100.3, Praise 103.9, Hot 107.9, and the City of Philadelphia as they proclaim Saturday, September 21 “E. Steven Collins Day.” See details above or go to OldSchool1003.com for more information by clicking on flyer.

On Monday, September 9, 2013 shortly after midnight, legendary Radio One-Philadelphia personality E. Steven Collins suffered a massive heart attack and passed away at Chestnut Hill Hospital.  He was surrounded by family and close friends. E. Steven Collins was a fixture in the Philadelphia community and was no stranger to the national spotlight.

Collins was a contributor on a variety of local and national media broadcasts including CN8, Comcast Newsmakers and Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. During the 2008 Presidential election, Collins appeared numerous times on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews as well as MSNBC Weekends. He also appeared on CNN Midday, CNN’s American Morning with John Roberts, CNN Weekend and PBS News Hour.

Collins worked more than 30 years at Clear Channel Broadcasting (WDAS-FM) prior to joining the Radio One-Philadelphia family as the host of “Philly Speaks” heard on Sunday Mornings on Old School 100.3 in Philadelphia.  Mr. Collins, or E. as he was affectionately known, spent the last 10 years of his career with Radio One-Philadelphia.  Countless lives were impacted by his compassion and concern for the common man in the community.  His positive influence was widespread, garnering respect from state and city officials, clergy and local citizens for whom he became a voice.  E. Steven Collins was often called the “Unofficial Mayor of Philadelphia” as his influence and friends included U.S. Congressmen, governors, senators, city council, and more.

A memorial scholarship fund has been set up in the name of  E. Steven Collins and contributions can be made by clicking here.


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