Kincaid, Jon

Credit: File

Credit: File

Jon Kincaid, 57, a longtime deejay at WREK in Atlanta, died of heart failure Jan. 4, 2022 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. A memorial service is being planned.

Kincaid's life was buoyed by the interplay of lyrics, melodies and hooks.

A deejay on Atlanta's rock music and alternative radio scene for decades, he was always on the hunt for well-crafted lyrics and killer guitar licks and loved discovering then spreading the word on emerging bands and great music.

Using his Sunday night show "Personality Crisis" on Georgia Tech's WREK, he was among the first to introduce Atlantans to such artists as the Indigo Girls and Smashing Pumpkins plus punkers like The Jody Grind and Mission of Burma. A cheerleader for local bands, he helped further the careers of a number of artists by giving them exposure and feedback.

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