Aris Hampers ***** news has shocked and devasted many music fans. They used to adore and respect him for the dedication he used to input into his works.
The internet is flooded with tributes after Grand Rapids’ DJ, Aris Hampers’ *****; he died at the age of 73 on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Hampers began his musical career with a local smash with the band Phlegethon.
He later transitioned to radio, where, as a DJ for WLAV, he had a long-lasting influence on listeners’ lives as well as the fates of thousands of local bands.
In the days when listening to music meant touching it in your hands and creating your musical haven, generally in the basement, Hampers would eventually establish a disc store that sold both music and movies.
This is where Aris meticulously organized his illustrious (and enormous) collection.
Hampers had a long career in West Michigan radio and previously held positions at WMAX, WKLQ, and WCUZ-FM. His professional career began at WVIC and WFFX.
After his sad demise, many fans are disheartened and want to know more about his ***** reason and obituary.
Aris Hampers’ ***** And Obituary
Although Aris Hampers’ actual ***** cause has not been disclosed, he did reveal in 2018 that a malignant growth in his windpipe had severely ruined his voice box and larynx.
This caused the radio DJ to lose his voice, and many wished him a speedy recovery.
Today, the radio community is remembering Hampers.
Aris spent the rest of his life giving back to the music industry. May his memories live on forever.
Hampers is survived by his brother Dean (Valerie), nieces Marisa (Theodoros) and Viviana (Rob), five great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins Jim (Vasiliki), Maria (Peter), Helene and Andrew Christopoulos, and several loving cousins and kind friends in the community and beyond.
Furthermore, Aris’ funeral ceremony will take place at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 330 Lakeside Drive NE in Grand Rapids, on Thursday, February 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a brief memorial service beginning at 6 p.m.
The burial service will be held privately for the family and will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 10.
Donations to the American Cancer Society may be made in place of flowers.
Grand Rapids DJ Died At The Age Of 73
The renowned, groundbreaking radio DJ who helped WLAV achieve national recognition in the 1970s passed away last weekend at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.
It’s “a sad day for the West Michigan music scene,” one fan wrote on Facebook.
Aris Peters Hampers, a well-liked DJ and radio personality who helped WLAV-FM change the face of Grand Rapids radio in the 1970s, died on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Many people were saddened by his public announcement in December 2019 that he had, ironically, lost his ability to talk after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his windpipe.
Those who knew him well enjoyed his colorful anecdotes about the glory days of progressive radio, his public revelation disheartened so many.
A Brief Look At His Past Days
Hampers was a native of West Michigan who attended Western Michigan University and Ottawa Hills High School, both part of Grand Rapids Public Schools.
He was regarded as a radio legend and a well-known on-air veteran who worked for a number of local stations, including WCUZ, WLAV, WFFX, WBFX, WKLQ, WVIC, and WMAX.
The Western Michigan University and Ottawa Hills High School alum provided countless bands, both local and national, with an essential platform for their music through his “Hometown Rock Search” and ear for significant music.
Additionally, Aris was also a member of the band Phlegethon and an incredibly accomplished pianist himself.
Today, fans, friends, and colleagues mourn West Michigan radio legend Aris Hampers.