TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer

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TCS co-founder 'The Radical' lost to the rough seas of cancer

Post by JohnPoet » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:35 am

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...

Rest in peace, dear friend...
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