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Author Topic: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer  (Read 2083 times)

Offline John Poet

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My dearest and best friend Kevin Olson, also known as 'The Radical', aka Stan Lefty on Facebook, co-founder and co-conspirator on the shortwave pirate radio station TCS/'The Crystal Ship' and moderator on the Free Radio Café forum, passed away early this morning at the age of 55, due to complications from his courageous battle with cancer. (His illness was largely the reason for the relative inactivity of TCS over the past nine months.)

On 'The Crystal Ship' he was best known for the "Baseball Extravaganza" program which he hosted and produced, and was the author and voice on our frequently- run spoof ad "E-Beastiality" (sic) promoting a fictional "dating" website catering to people with an "over-developed love for animals" (Kevin had a wonderfully snarky, twisted sense of humor).  He also served as the editorial voice of TCS in a segment called "Shots from the port side" which ran periodically a few years back. 

Kevin was one of the kindest, most generous souls I have ever known, but also a fierce defender of those whom he loved.  You don't find many long-time true and loyal friends in this life, but he was mine for 36 years.  He will be sorely missed...

« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 1530 UTC by John Poet »

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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 1732 UTC »
Sorry to hear this Poet...I enjoyed his posts & will miss his participation.  RIP KO.
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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 2214 UTC »
This is sad to hear.

You will be missed, Radical.
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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 2301 UTC »
Very sorry to hear this as well.
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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 2337 UTC »
Sorry to hear about the Radical, he was a hoot. You never replace those old friends.

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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 0140 UTC »
Very very sad.
May he rest in peace.
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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 1629 UTC »
Very sorry for the loss of your friend Poet
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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 0325 UTC »
Sorry to read.  :'(
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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 0350 UTC »
I almost missed this one too.  Sorry to hear Poet :(

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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 1833 UTC »
Very sad news  :'( I'm sorry for the loss of your friend JP. May he Rest In Peace.

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Re: TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 1707 UTC »
I feel like way too many people connected with shortwave pirating have been dying in the last couple of years. RIP, The Radical.
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