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Thu February 21, 2013
Sounds of the Caribbean Host David Reuter Passes Away
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."
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.