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There is a big event planned in Philadelphia this Saturday to salute a local legend that we lost 10 days ago, E. Steven Collins. He was an executive with Radio One and often a guest on ‘Good Day' and on national shows to give his perspective.

Sheneille Jones, Mike Jerrick, and Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes shared memories about their friend on ‘Good Day'.

September 21 will now be E. Steven Collins Day. Radio One, Philadelphia residents and the broadcast community share this tragic loss of radio legend and community leader, E. Steven Collins and proclaim Saturday September 21st "E. Steven Collins Day". Radio One, Philadelphia will honor his life with a public memorial at Sharon Baptist Church, located at 3955 Conshohocken Avenue in Philadelphia, Pa. The memorial will run from Noon-3pm on Saturday, September 21.

Radio One welcomes its listening community, family and friends to join them in a celebration of the life of E. Steven Collins.

 The entire community has galvanized to honor Radio One's own broadcast legend and host of "Philly Speaks" on Old School 100.3. There will be tributes by Mayor Michael Nutter, Kenny Gamble, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Radio One's founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, Senator Vincent Hughes and music tributes from Marvin Sapp and Tye Tribbett.

A scholarship honoring the radio legend has been established at the Temple University School of Media and Communication.

Radio One has made the first gift of $5,000 to the E. Steven Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will support SMC students studying broadcasting.

"It is an honor for Radio One to support a scholarship in the name of E. Steven in the hope of identifying, educating and preparing the next great media activist in the world of broadcasting," said Cathy Hughes, chairperson and founder.

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