courtesy of 107.1 The Peak’s Facebook
Westchester’s Caroline Corley, beloved radio personality on The Peak, 107.1, died Monday shortly after wrapping her daily morning show, “The Morning Peak.” She was 52.
The cause of death is unknown, but, according to an article on lohud.com, a neighbor noticed that Corley was experiencing difficulty breathing after returning home from work. The neighbor called an ambulance, which took her to Westchester Medical Center. She was pronounced dead after attempts to revive her proved unsuccessful.
At just 52, her death took colleagues and listeners by surprise. They took to social media in droves to express their grief, reflecting her bubbly personality and good humor.
Corley’s Facebook timeline was overflowing with messages like this one from colleague and friend Barbara Moroch: “I will say the same words now that Mick Jagger quoted at Brian Jones’ memorial: ‘Those whom the gods love die young.’ I do think god loved you too much to share you with us. So rock on through the heavens and say hi to Jimi and Janis and Jim and..well, you get the idea. Rest in peace, dearest Caroline.”
Corley was known for calling unsuspecting male rock stars her “boyfriend” and for naming her dogs Mick Jagger and Sid Vicious. Her radio career began in college at Georgia State University in Atlanta and, after working at several Denver stations (her biography on The Peak’s website says she was fired from “every (yes, EVERY) rock station in Denver”), she landed at The Peak nine and a half years ago.
A message posted to The Peak’s website read, “Caroline LIVED for radio… She always stressed the importance of making radio personal and accessible, one on one. Touching lives. This outpouring is proof she accomplished that day in and day out.”