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Radio personality Benji Norton has passed away

Columbia-area radio personality Benji Norton has passed away. Social media was flooded with the news, Sunday evening. Norton had also worked on radio stations in North Myrtle Beach, where he was from, and in Florence.

From the FOX 102.3 Twitter page: “It is with a heavy, saddened heart we must share that our brother, (Benji Norton) has passed away. Benji filled the lives of those around him with laughter and plenty of smiles!
We are wishing Benji’s family courage and peace during this time of mourning.

Benji Norton

According to his Linked-In page, Norton had worked in Columbia-area radio since 1990. His description : Alpha Media USA Columbia, SC Sr. Marketing Specialist/Afternoon Drive Personality on Fox 102.3 Columbia’s Classic Rock. Voice Over Dude.

Some reactions below

Savannah Norton – Benji’s daughter- wrote on Facebook:

Dear Daddy,
I have no words to express how I really feel right now. You were the best dad I could have ever asked for. I am like you in so many ways. You were my best friend. You were so excited to meet Eli. You’ll be the best granddaddy, even if it’s from heaven. You have angel wings now daddy. You were nice to everyone you met. You made such an impact on everyone you came across.
I’ll always be your little girl. Your “super squirrel.” Please keep my family in your prayers during this time.

Gregg Pinner wrote:
Stunned to read that FOX 102’s Benji Norton passed. I first met him at WZLD FM when they were across from BC High School and they played album rock. We worked together a lot when Howards Sports sold Fox Wear exclusively. I sold shirts at remotes and radio events. I was also a part of the Benji’s Breakfast Bums softball team. I’m sure Mike Scott will be there in heaven to greet him. — feeling sad.

Marti Hall of Z-93 Radio wrote:
This hurts as he was a friend of mine for many years. You will be missed by so many who grew up with you, always with a smile and made Columbia radio bearable. Till we meet again, Benji.

Lisa Traugott Wade
I just listened to him Friday…What happened? This is so sad! I listened to him when Fox began and loved the fact he had returned. Rest In Peace, Benji. Thanks for sharing music with us all these years!