Death – Mike DuBray, WCKM radio host and community icon, dies

Death – Obituary

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Mike “DeeJay” DuBray, a local radio host and the face of music and celebration at countless North Country weddings and events, passed away on Tuesday, according to the station he called home.

98.5 WCKM announced DuBray’s passing in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning. The station did not immediately return a request for further comment.

“We are sad to report that Mike DuBray passed away this morning. All of The Good Guys would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mike’s family,” the post reads.

DuBray was the voice of the midday broadcast for WCKM, with over 20 years of radio personality experience region-wide; and that’s just the start of why one might know his name. As “DeeJay DuBray,” he hosted and provided music at everything from weddings and fundraisers to Lake George businesses clad in ice sculptures in the winter; all reaching across the greater Glens Falls-Lake George region. His name has been a regular sight on event listings on NEWS10’s North Country Weekend Calendar. On WCKM’s Facebook post, many well-wishers recounted DuBray’s presence at some of the most important days in their families’ lives.

DuBray’s work also included time and effort donated to turning up the volume on community fundraisers and charity events. He was a regular sight outside the Queensbury Walmart with the Glens Falls Salvation Army, putting on a livestreamed show in 2019 to help get the word out about the organization’s Christmas donation drive.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.