Jamie Crick, a Respected Presenter of Classic FM and Jazz FM, Passes Away at 57
Tragic news has reverberated through the airwaves as Jamie Crick, a distinguished broadcaster celebrated for his contributions to Classic FM and Jazz FM, has sadly left us at the age of 57.
The somber announcement arrived on Tuesday, the 29th of August, as the Crick family disclosed that Jamie had succumbed to a “brief ailment.” A spokesperson from Bauer Media UK expressed, “Jamie Crick embodied the spirit of broadcasting, playing an indispensable role across our array of radio stations. His camaraderie extended warmly to his cohorts at Jazz FM, Scala Radio, and the wider Bauer Media community. His absence will be profoundly felt by all, his colleagues, companions, and loyal listeners alike.”
“While our radio stations grapple with the void left by Jamie’s unanticipated departure, they shall continue to serenade the airwaves with the melodies he cherished, honoring his memory each passing day. We extend our sincerest condolences to his kin and cherished ones during this trying period.”
On the preceding day, the 28th of August, Crick bid farewell to his Jazz FM audience during his final broadcast. His playlist encompassed a spectrum of compositions, ranging from Roy Ayers’s timeless “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” to The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s iconic “Take Five.”
In his closing moments on the show, he tenderly remarked, “I shall be back with you in a few weeks, as I’m off to savor the charm of the rain.”
Having commenced his journey with Jazz FM in 2014 as a guest presenter, Crick’s trajectory saw him ascend from helming the breakfast show to assuming the afternoon slot in 2016.
Crick’s legacy extended over approximately two decades at Global’s Classic FM, commencing in 1994. Notably, he also served as the creative director of the pioneering LGBT+ station, Gaydar Radio, where his contributions marked its inception.
A poignant reflection came from fellow radio presenter Simon Bates, who shared his sentiments on X, previously known as Twitter: “The news of Jamie Crick’s untimely passing weighs heavily on my heart. During my early days at Classic FM, Jamie extended unwavering support, kindness, and infectious humor.”
Mark Carter, deputy managing editor of BBC South and BBC South East, who witnessed Crick’s integration into the corporation’s local teams, expressed his profound sorrow, stating, “The news of Jamie Crick’s departure is truly disheartening. Long before he ascended to the national stage, I encountered Jamie on County Sound and thought to myself… that’s the kind of presenter I aspire to become. Many years later, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome him into the @BBCSussex @BBCSurrey fraternity.”
Crick’s versatility and passion for radio manifested in the creation of Encore Radio in 2018, an endeavor that paid homage to the musical theatre genre. He also graced the airwaves at Bauer’s Scala Radio with a program dedicated to the world of theater.
Nick Pitts, content director of Jazz FM, paid tribute to the departed broadcaster with heartfelt words, sharing, “I consider myself fortunate. I’ve had the privilege to forge friendships with some remarkable individuals whom I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside. @Jamie_Crick was undoubtedly one of those extraordinary souls, someone I held in high esteem. He was a person who championed others, relished being on the airwaves, and today, he’s left a void in our world.”
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