Long-time West Virginia Radio Corporation (WVRC) personality Loray Robinson has died.The company says Robinson, 53, was a fixture on the radio in Morgantown and Clarksburg for years as “Midday Loray.”
Deputies were sent to her home on Tuesday to check on her welfare and found her body after no one answered the door. No foul play is suspected in her death.
The Morgantown, WV native began her career in broadcasting as a news intern with WAJR. When WVAQ went on the air in 1981, Robinson was hired for the 10:00 am to 3:00 pm shift where she stayed for more than 20 years.
“Known for her melodic voice and infectious personality, Robinson established herself as one of the premiere radio talents in north central West Virginia,” said WVRC’s report on her death. Later in her career, she transferred to WWLW, Magic 106.5, in Clarksburg, also a WVRC station, where she continued in the midday spot.
WVRC President Dale Miller said the company has lost a “family member.”
“Her smile and laugh were contagious,” Miller said. “She was a valued friend to thousands of listeners every day for more than 30 years. She will be missed by all.”
WVAQ program director Lacy Neff worked with Robinson for years and remembered her as special talent.
“She was like a ray of light,” Neff said, “always positive and professional. She had a genuine interest in people. She would do anything she could to brighten your day.”
Robinson passed away at her home near Morgantown Tuesday (2/7).