RIP Nate Quick (a tribute)(pics).

by Kevin Ross - Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2009. Category: Urban/M - Urban/AC

 width=(KRNB PD and Radio Legend Nate Quick passed around 10pm last night and was surrounded by friends and family) I knew the time was near for Nate’s family to make the decision and I am not a person who sugar coats a situation so I didn’t do an update yesterday and got many emails asking why. Now you know. I talked to Nate several times in recent months and he never even hinted that anything was wrong. Even when it became obvious that something was wrong with the people that he worked with, he continued to do his airshift and his job because it was what he truly loved doing no matter what. Nate was someone who managed to roll with life’s variable punches with ease and he’s been through a lot. Nate talked about two things in almost every conversation we ever had, his late mother and his younger brother. He truly cherished those two people.

Nate was one of those people who believed in chronicling his industry tenure and I realize now how important these pictures are…   to show one’s children, great grand children etc… and even now to bring a smile to the many industry faces who feel like they have lost a friend. Nate would say to me “Man, I can’t believe you are running those old ass pictures!”  (acting like he was modest but at the same time, he would be glad I did) Nate was one of the few people who often broke the industry rule and he would actually take your call if you were not working (laugh) I am very sad and happy at the same time yet I feel Nate is at peace. It is incredibly evident to me now more than ever that only the good die young. Nate will be greatly missed but I know he is already running around and looking for a new PD gig and a new rap group to promote in the most major market of them all.. Heaven. Rest in Peace Nate..
Your friend,
Kevin Ross August 20, 2009

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  • Ms Jessica “The Girl Next Door”

    GREAT BLOG!!!! I cant say it enough….THANK YOU NATE FOR EVERYTHING YOU EVER TAUGHT ME AND FOR OPENING THE RADIO DOORS TO ME!!

  • casey house

    RIP NATE YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED HERE IN CHARLOTTE NC

  • http://www.radiofacts.com admin

    RIP Nate

  • BeLena Bell

    Nate was one of the nicest radio personality that Charlotte ever had i use to see him alot on the weekends, at the club or a concert and he alway spoke and always had a smile on his face and was never too busy to hold a conversation i loved him to death. I didnt want him to leave Charlotte but i never throught he would be leaving us permamently but i am trying to live my so that i will see him again. God Bless the family and friends of Nate!

  • Nicole

    RIP Nate you will be missed…….

  • Lisa P

    I still can’t believe that he is gone. I remember listening to him when I was a little girl!!!! RIP Nate!!!

  • Verdina Walker Bingham

    I am having such a hard time wrapping my mind around all of this. I worked with Nate in Charlotte at Power 93 and V101. Nate always had a smile on his face and it was certainly infectious. He made being in the dungeon not so bad. I will miss his laugh and smile but I know that I will see him again. RIP Nate Quick.

  • Kimberly

    I am saddened this morning to hear of Nate’s passing. Nate’s mom Shirley was once married to my dad and I remember Nate from those earlier times in Greenville, SC and Charlotte, NC. Not only was Nate (affectionately called Pookie) a true lover of music but also a constant joker. I lost touch with him when he moved from the Charlotte area but my heart is heavy this morning. “Eazy” thanks for the information you have provided. My prayers are with his family and friends during this time. If there is any way I can get in touch with the family please provide them with either my information or post where condolences can be made. Rest in peace my “brother” remembering the good times.

  • Kendra Rhines-Robles

    R.I.P. Nate Quick, I have listened to his segment for quite some time and never realized anything was wrong. I am saddened to hear about his passing but I know he is at peace. I actually met Nate among many Radio personalities election night but he was definitely friendly and mingling with everyone. My heart goes out to Radio Industry and Nate’s family, he will be missed. He is now with his Mom and brother.

  • Stephanie McGill

    Another angel just entered HEAVEN! You will be truly missed Nate, Love ya.

  • Jessica Williams

    Nate we hear in Dallas will miss you everyday. The midday hour will never be the same. RIP

  • V. Bracey

    Nate will truly indeed be missed by all that loved him from near and afar. But we all know that God knows best!

  • http://k104fm.com bernadine

    RIP Nate Quick…..you will be dearly missed. i will miss listening to your show at work everyday.

  • david lawrence

    Nate was one of our best. He will be missed. These are the times we should incorporate his qualities in our daily lives as a celebration of his life and what he gave to this business. RIP MY BROTHER.

  • Glamour Girl

    RIP Nate Quick…………The Glamour Girls of West Dallas & our daughters are very heartbroken about Nate’s crossing over but we are happy. I would personally liketo say Nate was very different from any other radio personality….he was just so REAL! He was really to encourage the young girls at the West Dallas Girls Inc. (I remember he had the ice cream truck follow him to the center & purchase ice cream for the staff & girls). Nate you will be truly miss. WE LOVE YOU THE GLAMOUR GIRLS OF WEST DALLAS!!!

  • Demmette Guidry

    R.I.P. Nate

  • http://www.facebook.com/mzkellymac Kelly Mac

    Wooooow! Kev, U put it down. This one is very Heart Felt! We never know when our day or someone we loves day may come! RIP Nate!

  • Rodney DeBaris

    Wow my Heart Hurts to hear that Nate Quick has passed away!
    Nate was a real Down to Earth Brother with a place Now in Heaven!
    I can just see the Live Remotes with Nate doing his thing and sending it back to the Studio to Christ! R.I.P Nate you are already Missed Peace Be with You!
    I am thankful to have known you. I am praying for your family and friends.
    Rodney

  • http://www.facebook.com/mzkellymac Kelly Mac

    Wooooow! Kev, U put it down with this blog! This one is very Heart Felt! We never know when our day or our loved ones day may come! We must live life to fullest with very few regrets & what ifs! RIP Nate!

  • NAVASOTA TX

    RIP NATE

  • Doreen Tyrelle

    I was truly sadded my the news of our beloved brothers passing. We don’t understand why God would take someone like Nate, but we know God does not make mistakes.

    I will miss that infectious smile.

    Thanks for letting my son ride in your stealth.

    Love You

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  • Carol Blackmon

    Words cannot express the pain and shock I am feeling right now. I just found out (while on the air) about the loss of such a great talent, a wonderful friend, an incredible man, Nate Quick. Unbelievable! I am so happy we reconnected on fb just months ago and shared laughs by way of “wall to wall” emails…but now I feel so cheated and upset I didn’t actually hear his voice…I didn’t pick up the phone and call to hear his voice and smile. Nate and I worked together many many years ago here in Atlanta and he was definitely a rare breed, one who the industry didn’t change. He stayed the same Nate throughout, always a smile and always saying something to make you laugh/smile. I will truly miss him–he is definitely gone too soon…RIP my dear friend.

  • Mica

    RIP Nate the dallas/ft worth area want be the same without u

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  • DJ CHUBB DFW/FT

    R.I.P K104/105.7 NATE QUICK I LOVE SO MUCH MAN & U WILL BE TRULY MISS & MY HEART GO’S OUT 2 UR FAMILY , FRIENDS & RADIO FANS OUT THERE! YOUR IN THAT BIG RADIO STATION IN THE SKY WHERE YOU CAN BE HAPPY & PLAY MUSIC 24/7. I LOVE Y…OU BRU!!!!!!!!! R.I.P ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS NATE QUICK.

  • just june

    my god im sad,what a wonderful man, kind, for real, loving, funny ,just good people goody-bye nate, u were one of the best in your business and one of the best human beings ive had the pleasure to know. my sympathy goes out to his family. may god bless you all.
    love just june

  • Mary

    Nate was the best DJ here in Charlotte, in the 90’s. I remember getting dress for the club and Nate was on the radio. I can remember like it was yesterday. RIP Nate, He will be truely missed.

  • Greg Melton

    I knew Nate from Charlotte.He was one of the best radio personalities and one of the coolest people I ever met.RIP Nate.

  • sha

    when i heard i had to double check what i was hearing may GOD bless his family because he bless us with a gift Nate Quick will truly miss hearing your voice

  • tracy epps

    i have known nate quick for a longtime.. we lost contact over the years but we recently met back up on facebook & my space……..he was such a nice friend…..he will truly be missed

  • Anonymous

    I remember him on the Breakfast Brothers Morning show in Charlotte. R.I.P

  • PEANUT BUTTER

    YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED…GOD BLESS YOUR LOVE ONES AND DEAR FRIENDS THROUGH THIS TOUGH TIME.

  • PPage

    Thanks to Nate for All he hs done… He has touched soo many lives, even though some may think it’s small… it’s NOT… RIP Nate, to his family and friends my prayers are with you…

  • Caldwell

    I’m very sorrowed to hear of Nate’s passing.

    Nate was good people. I can still hear his voice like it was yesterday.

    Nate was respectful and well respected in the Charlotte area.

    Rest in peace my brother.

  • http://www.djnabs.com DJ NABS

    A really good friend to me in the early days of my career in Atlanta and an even better friend later. He never changed throughout his career. He was the same humble guy who was always willing to help however he could. As Carol Blackmon said earlier, Nate & I recently reconnected on facebook too but didn’t actually speak on the phone. It saddens me because you never know when people will leave us. God has a plan for us all and I know that he is blessing Nate’s soul right now and forever more.

  • Nay

    R.I.P Nate. I remember when he worked for Power 98. He slept on the roof on time for a cause. For some reason, I think that it was for a Panthers win. I think that he stayed up there for weeks. While up there he was raising money for a charity. Such a GREAT guy. He is the BEST DJ that Power 98 ever had.

  • Sandra H.

    R.I.P. Nate Quick! I am an employee at a school where Mr. Quick came and helped a young man who had dropped out of school get readmitted into school. Within a week he was back with another young man to get him readmitted into school! I was amazed when I found out that he was just simply taking into his own hands the importance of helping those two young males get an education with no strings attached. Most of all, it was something about that smile that seemed so spitritual and genuine! He promised that he would assist them in anyway we needed him to and when we did need him, he was “Johnny on the Spot” so that tells me he lived up to the name of QUICK!!! Just a lil something for the soul and I’m sure Mr. Quick lived by this, “In life be a man/woman of your word.

  • http://artfulgreetings.com Karl Blake

    So many have said what is the only thing that can be said about Nate…He was what we all seek to be. A helper of mankind and a lover of his craft.

    I teased Nate all the time about only wearing sneakers even with a tux when we were in the QC, yes it would get me that smile. One so big that I’ll remember it for ever.

    RIP Nate Quizzy

  • Kimberly

    Lenny,

    Please contact me khall@bgea.org

    Kim Hall
    Greenville/Charlotte

  • Ife’ Green

    Nate: True Blue to the game. On point, consistent, honest and a warn wonderful SMILE. One of THE nicest people I ever met. Nothin’ but love!

  • Anthony Hunter

    Nate was my oldest and dearest friend!
    We knew each other since first grade growing up on the same block.
    He was like my little brother.
    Nate I will always have you on my mind and in my heart!
    R.I.P. Nate!
    Radio will never be the same!
    Neither will I!

  • Christian

    My prayers go out to Nate’s family and friends. I was an intern at K104 and was lucky to have met such a nice and happy person like him. I am deeply saddened to hear about his passing and I will miss hearing his voice on the radio. Rest in peace!

  • TWIN GATEZ NATE QUICK ARTIST

    NATE WE ALL GONE MISS U BRO I CANT WRITE ALOT BUT THANK U FOR OPENING THE DOORS FOR ME AND UR BODY ELSE I LOVE U BRO

  • Aun

    You made my freshman year at Clark a blast. The blue Civic before the front seat; playing in the ariport; playing at the Westin; playing on campus; joning in class…no wonder it took me forever to graduate I played too mch…LOL! you are and will be missed for an eternity. Be easy and tell God I said, “Hey!”

  • Yo’ Girl D.L.

    Rest In Peace, Nate. Your personality on-air & off was admirable. To me, you were the epitome of a personality. I’ll always remember, on one of my trips to the Queen City, you took the time to give this, then a novice, a valuable piece of advice, which I carried back to S.C. and used throughout my radio career. Your bright smile, mesmerizing voice and humor will be with me always… as well as you in my heart. May your family find comfort in knowing you were indeed the best. I’ll always miss you, Homeboi. :-(

  • Ms.Coco

    R.I.P nate…no matter what you where going thought here on earth we know you are in a better place doin your dj thang…We will miss you alot in the D-Town

    Much Love,
    Ms.Coco

  • kookie

    I thank the whole KRNB K104 team cause they bless me to work with one of the best of my time.I seen for myself that God angles are liveing, working and breathing among us,he…….YOU nate will be missed. cause you was a work of art that cany be replace. So sleep now and we shall party again

  • http://WW.FACEBOOK.COM/TWINGATEZ TWIN GATEZ

    AYE NATE IM BCK AGAIN BRO I DID WHAT U ALWYS WNTD ME 2 DO AND THAT WAS TO GO BCK TO SCHOOL WELL I DID IT AND FINNA MAKE SUM OUT OF IT I MISS U EVERY DAY BRO I RIDE BY AND VISIT THE HOUSE WE USE TO STAY @ WEN WE USE TO WAWK THE DOG SHAWTY MANN AND RIP SHAWTY I MISS U BRO I LOVE U 1 LOVE SINCERLY TWIN GATEZ

  • http://www.thejazzmind.com Bobby Jackson

    It’s been a couple of years since Nate has passed and I am just finding out he is no longer with us. I am saddened by his death and it is brand new to me. My name is Bobby Jackson and I worked with Nate during my days at WCLK- 91.9 FM in Atlanta, GA. He was a natural communicator and a brilliant host doing Hot Ice in the afternoon. I knew Nate was destined for greatness. I’ve thought about Nate over the years but never in my wildest dreams did I think he would leave us so soon. Love you Nate Quick, forever!!! You may have been a great radio personality but you were a much better person. Hate that I won’t ever see you again in this life. That hurts….. RIP friend……….