SYRACUSE — Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Saundra Smokes, the acclaimed longtime local journalist who added “radio talk show host” to her resume at Power 620 (WHEN) just six weeks before she passed away on Wednesday. According to her obituary, funeral services will be held at the Abundant Life Christian Center, 7000 All Nations Blvd. in East Syracuse, tomorrow at 11:00am. There will be no calling hours.
Updated 7:45pm with more details – SYRACUSE — Journalist and radio host Saundra Smokes, who just started a new talk show on Power 620 (WHEN) in June, passed away today. According to published reports, Smokes collapsed in her home on Monday and died today after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 57 years old. [More »]
Updated 5:40pm with press release – SYRACUSE — Regular Post-Standard guest columnist Saundra Smokes is adding some radio to her writing duties. This Saturday, she’ll launch a weekly one-hour talk show on Clear Channel urban-formatted Power 620 (WHEN). The new show will focus on topics of interest to women. [More »]