SOURCE: Pennsylvania Treasury

Pennsylvania Treasury

September 09, 2013 13:00 ET

Treasurer McCord Expresses Sympathy on the Death of E. Steven Collins

Radio Executive and Host Was Outstanding Community Leader

HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - September 09, 2013) -  State Treasurer Rob McCord today issued the following statement on the death early this morning of E. Steven Collins, an executive who was responsible for Radio One's three FM radio stations in Philadelphia -- 100.3 FM, 103.9 FM and 107.9 FM -- and the host of the weekly show Philly Speaks.

"Mr. Collins was an inspirational leader whose service to the community in and around Philadelphia was immeasurable. If you met E., you knew this was a special guy. He was dedicated to bringing people together in a constructive way to solve problems and improve lives.

"Collins provided a strong, passionate, and persistent voice for positive change. When great, inspirational people in our lives pass on, it's important to remember our relationship lives on in the memories and causes we share. I know E's warmth and eloquence, his optimism and generosity will inspire me until the day I die. 

"E. did tremendously good work in African American communities around my home region. We must now work hard to follow his example. That is the best way to celebrate and memorialize his good life.

"My heart goes out to members of Mr. Collins' family, and to everyone who had the opportunity to benefit from E.'s guidance, friendship, and leadership."

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