HITS Daily Double

R.I.P. Dr. Jerry

DR. JERRY BOULDING, a veteran broadcaster, programmer, label exec, satellite-radio pioneer, consultant and journalist—and an editor at HITS from 1995-96—died on Wednesday night (11/28). He was 75. The doc programmed stations in New York, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco, among other markets, headed MCA’s Black Music wing and developed the first Urban format for satellite, Heart & Soul. In addition to serving as SVP/entertainment programming for American Urban Radio Networks, Boulding co-founded industry trade BRE, founded Urban Network Magazine, was a co-founder of nonprofit The Living Legends Foundation (honoring trailblazing figures in the music and radio industries) and penned the “Urbanizing” column for All Access. He’d also penned a book, reportedly slated for publication this year. He’s survived by his wife, Maggie, son Aaron and granddaughter Sage; the family is planning a private service, but his friends in the industry are invited to share their memories on Facebook or via e-mail. (11/30p)