Brian Murphy dead at 57


WBEB-FM Philadelphia announced that veteran announcer and commercial producer Brian Murphy has lost a long battle with cancer. He was 57.

“B101 lost a member of our family yesterday [11/29].  Everyone loved Brian and his great sense of humor.  He had a great passion for radio.  We were all very lucky to have worked with such a great person and a radio pro. We are really going to miss him,” said WBEB VP/GM Blaise Howard.

Brian Murphy had a long career in radio and worked in a variety of markets, including Boston and Norfolk, before moving to Philadelphia. In Philly, Murphy worked for many stations, including WIP, KYW News Radio, Eagle 106, Star 104.5, WOGL and MIX 95.7.  In 2007, Brian Murphy landed at WBEB as weekend talent and commercial producer and quickly became one of the most sought after commercial voices in Philadelphia. 

B101 Program Director Chuck Knight said, “B101 is a family owned radio station. It’s owned by one great man, Jerry Lee. We’re lucky enough to be a big radio station but a small business. So we’re a very close family here. To Nina, his wife, along with Brian’s daughter and the rest of his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.”