Ryan Cameron, a legendary radio host who works for MAJIC 107.5/97.5, has suffered a heart attack and undergone surgery, it was announced this past weekend.
Cameron, who’s 54, is now in intensive care, according to reports. The news was shared by his family, who asked for prayers. Cameron, who hosts “Ryan Cameron Uncensored,” is also the PA announcer for the Atlanta Hawks, as well as the public address announcer for the Atlanta Falcons.
“On behalf of the family of Ryan Cameron, we are asking for your fervent prayers as he recovers from emergency surgery that took place earlier this week,” the family wrote on MAJIC 107.5/97.5’s website. “We ask for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your love and concern.”
Cameron, a two-time Emmy Award winner, also worked at Atlanta stations Hot 97.5/107.9 and V-103 before joining MAJIC 107.5/97.5 in 2018. He’s also a founding partner of a sports branding company called the Threaded Agency.
On top of that, he started the Ryan Cameron Foundation in 2002, which provides youth programs in underserved communities.
“Shocked! Much Love to Ryan – praying for his recovery,” someone tweeted after hearing the news of his condition. “We came on after him on Friday nights at V-103 back in the late 90’s, always fun and laughter Great memories… get well soon Bro.”
“In my prayer love. Atlanta Finest,” another person tweeted.
People left messages on his Instagram page too, with one person writing, “Get well soon Ryan! Prayers to you and your family.”
Cameron, who has three children, was born in Atlanta. Reportedly, his interest in radio came as early as second grade at Atlanta’s now-renamed Harwell Elementary School.
After college at West Georgia in the mid-1980s, Cameron would go on to try his hand at comedy before landing an internship at Atlanta urban station V-103, one he parlayed into a full-time radio host gig that by the early 1990s established him as a major voice in Atlanta radio for decades to come.