The news of the untimely passing of Russ Cassell was a shock to all of us who knew and listened to him over his 35 year radio career in the Upstate. Russ was an iconic radio personality first as the leader of a number one morning show on WFBC AM/FM, as host of the Tiger Tailgate Show on the Clemson Sports Network (heard on over 90 stations across the state), a radio station manager and now for many years as an entertaining and influential talk show host on WORD. On a personal note, he was my friend. We worked together for twelve years at WFBC; had loads of fun and great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Robbie and his family that he was so devoted to. Grace and peace. We will miss you Russ.