Recent reports reveal that Becky Palmer, a beloved radio host and cancer survivor, passed away at 68 on May 15, 2023. It was announced at her funeral service.
Palmer started her radio career with WRRB and 620 WHEN in Syracuse, New York before going on to WSEN-Radio and B104.7 where she co-hosted their top morning program alongside Ron Bee and Tom Owens for over two decades – an extremely long and fruitful radio career indeed!
How did Becky Palmer die
Palmer was a survivor of breast cancer who received the American Cancer Society’s New York state media prize twice: in 1990 and 1991. The loss of Palmer has created an enormous void in Central New York communities as she will be greatly missed.
Alana Hirt reports that Palmer recently became ill and was diagnosed with cancer again, before passing away near their family’s camp in New York. Since beginning her radio career at WSEN-Radio in the 1980s, Palmer was an integral member of regional broadcasting.
Tribute to Becky Palmer
Radio host Becky Palmer’s death has been met with widespread tribute from many. Palmer was recognized with ACM Radio Station of the Year award in 2014, while she and Ron Bee were chosen CMA Personalities of the Year 2004. Additionally, during her career she earned various CMA/ACM nominations such as Personality or Station of the Year awards.
Losing Palmer is a deeply saddening tragedy; she will always be remembered fondly by fans and colleagues for her outstanding contributions to radio.