WOWI-FM “103 Jamz” Norfolk, VA announced the sudden death of morning co-host Lawrence “Kool DJ Law” Brown on its website and is posting remembrances from grieving listeners. He was 40.
WAVY-TV quoted Brown’s brother as saying he died at his home Sunday (9/19) of a massive heart attack.
Kool DJ Law was Program Director of the Clear Channel Radio station and part of the morning team known as the “Boodah Brothers.” He and Horace “Big B” Belcher had been teamed on the WOWI morning show since 1992, but had been friends since childhood.
Clear Channel Radio issued this statement on Monday:
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Lawrence Brown III, also known as “Kool DJ Law.” DJ Law died September 19th at the age of 40. The beloved radio personality had a storied career with iconic WOWI-FM “103 Jamz.” He started his broadcasting career with best friend Christopher “Big B” Belcher in 1992, hosting “Ya Mamma’s Rap Show” as “The Boodah Brothers.” Over the years, the Boodah Brothers garnered success, culminating in the launch of the Boodah Brothers Morning Show in 2004. The team was offered positions in larger markets but Law declined, sighting his deep affection for his hometown, Hampton Roads, Virginia, also known as the “757.” In addition to his successful career as an on-air personality, DJ Law excelled in leadership at the station and earned the title as Program Director in 2007- bringing WOWI much commercial success.
Law wasn’t focused solely on running a legendary station but also making a difference in the community through numerous endeavors. With his guidance, WOWI-FM was instrumental in combating gang violence and gang recruitment in the area. He was also known for helping feed those that couldn’t provide for themselves every Thanksgiving with “Feed the City.” Kids held a special place in Law’s heart and three years ago he created “Live to Give” in which deserving children were given $300 shopping sprees for Christmas- last year, 25 local families were helped through this program. In Law’s memory, Clear Channel Radio Norfolk will carry on his powerful vision of community support and awareness.
DJ Law touched millions with his clever wit, unparalleled music knowledge and tender heart. His spirit will always be heard on 103 Jamz.
Law is survived by his wife, mother, father and sister. Memorial plans are being formulated with details forthcoming.