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.