It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our most prominent presenters over the years Malcolm Green (AKA MG Jazz) from prostate cancer, a disease he valiantly fought over many years.
Malcolm can trace his involvement with ICR back to the RSL broadcasts of the early 90’s based at Castle Hill Community Centre where he started out by presenting a jazz-dance show. He went on to further hone his skills on the Ipswich-based pirate station, Power FM, while building up his reputation on the club scene with residencies at venues such as The Embassy Suite, Vodka Revs, Bar Fontaine & Aurora. MG Jazz was also a regular name on Soul all dayers/nighters in & around Essex & Suffolk.
Malcolm returned to ICR in the 2010’s on a permanent basis to present “Extend The Knowledge” on a Tuesday evening & this is where his light really shone through. Each week, the listeners were treated to the full MG Jazz Experience – the finest selection of black music he could lay his hands on, all presented with a swagger & style that was uniquely MG Jazz.
As passionate as he was about soul music, he was equally invested in Salsa, both as a fan & a professional teacher, and he went on to present “Salsatonic”, ICR’s specialist salsa show, on a Saturday lunchtime.
Malcolm will be sorely missed by his ICR family & it is with this thought in mind, the best thing we can do by way of a tribute is we will be dedicating ICR’s Saturday schedule (13th January) to back-to-back classic Extend The Knowledge show, from 10am – 6pm.
Post by Nick Challenger-Kabay, former ICR Station Manager, dear friend of Malcolm Green.