Downtown Indianapolis will never be the same as a huge honored has been bestowed upon its streets. The 100 block of E. St. Joseph St. is now “Amos Brown Memorial Way.” That’s near the Radio One building where Brown started his popular show “Afternoons with Amos.”
Brown, a longtime community leader, spent 40 years in Indianapolis radio. Known as the radio warrior, Brown was a two time NAB Marconi Awards Finalist and a member of Indiana’s Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Brown is known as an absolute champion for equal rights, an advocate for education and as someone who was not afraid to tackle the big and small issues of the community and beyond. Amos Brown died in November 2015 at the age of 64.