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.