Popular American voice-over artist JR Nelson has died after a three-year battle with cancer.
JR was a big part of UK radio in the 1990s as the main voice of many radio stations including Radio Aire, Capital FM and The Super Station.
In his native America, he was well known as part of the Z Morning Zoo on Z100.
Former co-host Scott Shannon told [link=http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/70909/j-r-nelson-succumbs-to-cancer]All Access[/link]: [i]Radio lost a good one this week, JIM MARIK (J.R. NELSON) was a huge part of one the finest radio stations I've ever been a part of. J.R. was with me when we signed on WHTZ FM in 1983, he was my original morning show sidekick, my newsman, my production director, my comedy producer and my friend. Oh yeah, he was also the original voice of Z-100. J.R. did it all, and he did it all the right way. Without J.R., I was a one man band. with J.R., I had a full orchestra. He was one of the very best."[/i]
In his memory, here's a YouTube link to a clip of him on Z100 in 1983 with Scott Shannon and Ross Brittain.