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Thu February 21, 2013

Sounds of the Caribbean Host David Reuter Passes Away

David Reuter
David Reuter

David "Ras D" Reuter began at WLRN in 1986 as a volunteer for WLRN's Radio Reading Service. In February 1988 he became a regular staff member of the Reading Service. Before coming to WLRN, David worked a variety of radio jobs including working on "Caribbean Rendezvous," a Caribbean music show that aired on a variety of radio stations in the South Florida market. It was there that David was exposed to not only a variety of music from the Caribbean, but its various cultures as well. David was also a musician and vocalist, performing throughout the Keys and South Florida.

A native of Charleston, SC, David traveled throughout the U.S. and frequently to Jamaica, which he called his "second home." He was also a graduate of Luther Rice College in Alexandria, VA and Miami Lakes Technical Education Center. His educational background included Music and Broadcast Production. At WLRN, David produced "Cover to Cover," a literary showcase of local and major authors and poets, as well as being a contributing producer to Topical Currents and South Florida Arts Beat.  Most recently he hosted Sounds of the Caribbean, "old-school" edition Thursdays from 1 to 5am.  WLRN colleagues remember him as "a gentle soul."

Obituary:

http://tributes.com/show/David-Mitchell-Reuter-95261762

David Mitchell Reuter, 58, of Lauderhill, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Francene Reuter, his parents, Cletus and Mildred Reuter; siblings, Nancy, Lisa, Gene, Gary and Mario; and step-daughter, Su-gail. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, starting at 12:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. at Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care, 1600 N University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.

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