It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our long-time programmers.

Charles Boylan began the Discussion show in the late 1990s. Later, he spearheaded a morning show with his partner Donna called Wake Up with Co-op.

Anyone who knew him knows that Charles was opinionated and wasn't shy about sharing his political perspectives with anyone he came across at the station. He was a passionate activist and a committed radio host.

Charles had struggled with illness for many years but continued to produce his program for much of that time, only stepping away from the station within the past year.

A service for Charles will be held in September and we will inform you when we know more. His obituary is here.

Our deep condolences go to his family, friends and to Donna.