Radio industry veteran Jamillah "JAM" Muhammad died on Sept. 12 following a battle with cancer. She was 51.
Most recently vp at marketing and management firm The Lewis-Kortez Group, Muhammad previously served as operations manager at Stevie Wonder-owned Los Angeles radio station KJLH. Her estimable radio career also included similar executive posts with various other urban-formatted outlets across the country, including Beasley-owned WPEG and WBAV, Charlotte; Radio One’s WMMJ-FM (Majic 102.3), Washington, D.C.; Clear Channel’s WMXD-FM, Detroit; WKKV-FM (V100), Milwaukee and WVAZ-FM, Chicago. A Detroit native, Muhammad was born Aug. 7, 1970.
"Among the assets of being in the radio and the music industry are the unique people you meet along the way," says Sheila Eldridge, CEO of Miles Ahead Entertainment & Broadcasting. "Affectionately known as 'JAM,' Jamillah was one of those special people who was always there with her infectious smile and sisterly love. She was a pioneer for women in radio, understanding both local and syndication, and always open to share her knowledge. RIP 'Radio Baby,' you will be missed."