Sheila Stewart dead in early morning car crash

Sheila Stewart was the news person on the Tom Joyner radio show. She was killed on interstate 20 in Atlanta when, according to police, her car came to a complete stop in the middle of the lane she was driving for no apparent reason and she was rear-ended by a truck. This accident happened at 5:30 in the morning and she begins her news show at six.

This is just another example of how syndicated radio people are not necessarily living where you think. The Tom Joyner show is an “ensemble” show which makes you believe that all of the people are in the same room In Washington DC talking to each other, but Sheila lives in Atlanta and was doing the news remotely.

Why her Mercedes Benz came to a complete stop is not known. She was driving Westbound on I20 at the exit ramp to Southbound I285, the Atlanta Perimeter beltway. According to Google Maps, that location is about 19 minutes from the Radio One Studio.

I miss the good old days when Paul Harvey would wake up at 3:45 AM and do this thing called “show prep”, getting to the studio three hours before the 7:30 am newscast – then again, the Drudge Report didn’t exist back then.

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11 Responses to Sheila Stewart dead in early morning car crash

  1. HPaws says:

    Last week I was on YouTube listening to Paul Harvey. What a guy. We had a fellow, (Le)Roy Schneck, ran a rural radio station for 40+ years in the north west corner of Pennsylvania. WNAE, WRRN-FM that was his dream. He loved his dream, his life and was a genuine gentleman too! I could have learned much from Schneck and men of his generation.

    He would talk about everything, the evening and morning stars to watch for, the farm report, birth announcements all that stuff. I guess old fashioned radio is gone now but it had value. More than any jive-assed community organizer, that’s for sure.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Just the concept that your community needs to be organized by someone is annoying to me. We fought a war to avoid a tea tax that is less than the average state sales tax today… and the sales tax is on non-tea items too.

      Who would have thought this country would welcome a health tax. What is next, a tax for exhaling carbon dioxide and producing flatulence?

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    The Drudge Report site is a good one.. There are two others that a recommend. The first is Examiner.com. They have stories like this one:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/soldiers-army-warns-of-punishment-for-donations-to-tea-party-christian-groups

  3. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    The second site I recommend is has a few of their own original stories at the top, but I use it for the aggregated headlines from a dozen or so interesting non-mainstream media sites at the bottom of the page

    http://www.libertariannews.org/

    • Nidster says:

      Signs of the times. The Establishment is running scared. They have some planned event that probably starts in earnest on or about April 2014.

      Could it be the deception is in the fulfillment and the fulfillment IS the deception?

  4. Art Stone says:

    Coverage in Atlanta:
    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/dc-radio-personality-killed-in-wreck/nbXp9/

    That story implies she has only been living in Atlanta a few weeks, and a DC source said she was in Atlanta looking for another job. That makes it more plausible that was was lost and going to be late to work. Maybe she pulled over to call the show or use her phone to get directions.

  5. There was a legendary newsman, Porter Randall, who was the southern equivalent of Paul Harvey. He was a WWII reporter, and after the war he came back and did daily news reports for the Texas State Network until his death in 1971. I’ve looked around and have yet to find much evidence of his work, which is of particular interest because my dad told me I was named after him. But the point is, this type of no-nonsense newsman is long gone, and Paul Harvey was the last of them.

    • Nidster says:

      Yep!!! Guys like Porter Randall and Paul Harvey are long gone. Too bad, because now you need to look abroad to get news and analysis of what happens in ‘these here parts’ of the world.

      All the major news outlets in the Western Hemisphere are owned by the same entity.

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