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Memphis radio has lost one of its own

Chris Jarman, from 98.1 The Max, passed away Tuesday night.

MEMPHIS, Tenn — A Memphis radio voice has been silenced. Chris Jarman with 98.1 The Max died Tuesday.

He was a graduate of West Memphis High School in 1989 and was a part of the well known "Drake and Zeke" show before coming to Memphis.

During his many years on Memphis radio, Jarman, who was also known as The Jar, was very involved in fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House.

Wednesday morning 98.1 the MAX made the announcement of his passing on air.

Morgan Bohannon, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Memphis, released the following statement: "Chris Jarman, a Memphis broadcasting legend and co-host of “Danni and The Jar” morning show on 98.1 The Max, died shortly after midnight last night at White River Medical Center in Batesville, AR. He was 50 years old. His Cumulus Memphis family is saddened beyond belief by his sudden passing. Jar will be remembered as a kind-hearted soul who gave his best and rarely met a stranger. He had a special connection with many; especially, with his audience and the community we serve. His memory will be long lasting and one we will hold fondly. They simply didn’t come more authentic than Chris Jarman from Jarkansas! 

We will share further details on memorial services when available. In the meantime, Jar's co-host, Danni Bruns and her team are planning an on-air tribute to our beloved co-worker, friend and "one of a kind" Memphis broadcaster. There was only one “Jar in your car” and we’re going to miss him dearly."

Listen to one of Chris Jarman's last few days on the air in this video posted by 98.1 the MAX on December 12.

A cause of death has not been released.

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