Dan Foster worked for Megalectrics’ Classic Fm until his passing
With an unmistakable gruff voice laced with a magical command of the old hot rod, Dan Foster made many fall in love with radio. He plied his trade in Cool FM, Inspiration FM, City FM, and then Classic FM where the cruel hands of COVID-19 snatched his breath away and forced him to anchor his career.
Lagos city shall miss Dan Foster and his personality on radio.
Nigerians, especially Lagosians will not forget this fateful Wednesday afternoon when instead of his voice, it was the news of the Nigerian-based American radio personality’s passing that greeted the airwaves.
His wife Lovina reportedly confirmed to Channels TV that Foster died after he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Tributes have poured in:
Dan Foster Profile
Foster is an African-American. He moved to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM, quickly becoming popular with Nigerian listeners. A year later, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the year. He also won 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’.
Foster has also been recognised by the City People Awards emerging “Media Person of the year” in 2004 and again in 2005. He was also the creator and director of the Cool Fm Praise Jam concerts that have taken place since 2004, with a total of over 22, 000 people in attendance.
In September 2009, Foster left Cool FM for a new radio station Inspiration FM, but left in 2014 to join City FM.
In May 2016, Dan Foster left City FM 105.1 to join Classic FM 97.3 radio station where he worked until his death in June 2020.