KCSB is mourning the loss of Bill “Billy Clarke” Savoy, who passed away yesterday morning after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. Bill, better known to KCSB listeners as Billy Clarke and the host of Music Soup, would play an amazing assortment of music, much of it found at garage sales, including blues, country, rock and things which defy genre categories. Often on Thursday nights he was joined by other DJ’s and they would talk about the music, good, bad and indifferent. And once a month, he liked to have people read their poetry during the program.
Bill was also a dedicated volunteer behind the scenes, participating in numerous KCSB projects, including editing audio for the Santa Barbara Lecture Series.
KCSB would like to extend our condolences to Bill’s family, friends and listeners. Bill will, most certainly, be missed by many.