Deborah Davis, longtime WYPR marketer, dies at 61

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Davis (Photo: WYPR)

Deborah Davis, who worked in membership and marketing for Baltimore’s WYPR-FM since its inception, died Dec. 23 from cancer, according to The Baltimore Sun. She was 61.

Davis co-founded the volunteer board that coordinated meetings for WJHU, a station run by Johns Hopkins University before it was sold and renamed WYPR in 2002, according to the Sun.

“Deborah has been an integral part of the station; helping to grow our membership, coordinating the Friends Group activities, managing the membership fund drives, and authoring the WYPR e-newsletter,” said Tony Brandon, WYPR g.m., in a Facebook post on the station’s page.

The station set up a memorial donation page in Davis’ honor.

“WYPR was a huge part of Deborah’s life, and she put her heart and soul into this radio station,” the memorial said.

  • Bonnie Matthews

    she was an incredible woman and I’m so honored to have known her professionally through stuff with the fundraisers and also socially. sending love and well wishes to the team at the station and to her family. We’ve lost a bright light.

  • A true legend. RIP.