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Local Concord Radio Celebrity Robert D. Raiford Passes Away

Dec 06, 2017 09:34PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

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On November 17, 2017 it was announced that local Concord radio celebrity Robert D. Raiford had passed away. He was 89.

Raiford was beloved in the community and 99.7 The Fox radio station sent out a heartfelt message about how he will be missed. They closed their blog post with, "just know that Raiford's entire family are in our hearts at this difficult time." 

A Concord resident and native, Raiford was part of the radio business for over 70 years. He was known for his rowdy, child-like energy and spirit. Those that knew him claim he lived a long and fulfilling life. 

Raiford is survived by his wife Kelia and his children. He will be missed. 


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