Thursday, February 16, 2012
Heartfelt laudations have poured out since the death of late talk-show host Wilmot Perkins. He died at his Stony Hill home in St Andrew after a brief illness on February 15.
Born in Portland on September 3, 1931 he attended Calabar High School in St Andrew.
He started his journalism career as a reporter at The Gleaner in the 1950s before going into radio in 1960 hosting his very first programme Whats Your Grouse on RJR.
Motty soon took leave from radio to practice farming but only for a short while, as he returned in the 1970s
In 2002, Motty Perkins brought his programme to Power 106 FM .
Wilmot Perkins was controversial, but appeared caring and would emphasise the need for renewed thinking in order to encourage productivity in Jamaica.
Besides his criticisms, Motty Perkins was witty, setting off happy faces with his laughter.
Perkins is survived by Elaine, his wife of 56 years, and grandsons Jamie and Eden.