Farewell my friend and colleague. I'll never be able to replace you in my life. From Columbia, MO to Little Rock to Kentucky to visits in Chicago, Florida, and DC. We shared so many good times together. Thank you! Thank you! I can't imagine a world without you.
Madison's passion was broadcasting and he found public broadcasting a perfect fit. This was public broadcasting's gain. I can remember getting a call from him during a pledge break letting Beth Switzer & I know he had seen us cutting up! He was laughing. I really liked Madison and held him in such high regard. So long, buddy.
I knew Madison all through school in White Hall. I felt strongly that his amazing voice and intelligence would take him far. After reading the obit, I see I wasn't wrong. My sympathies to all the family.
Generous, witty, passionate about our industry and a great friend. What more can I say...
Though I haven't worked directly with Madison for many years, I will never forget him as he had profound impact on my life. He gave me opportunities that helped and "forced" me to grow as a person and professional and I will always be grateful for the lessons he taught me. One seemingly small thing that will ALWAYS be with me: you don't call a production a "show" but call it a "program" ... a show was, after all, was something produced strictly for entertainment, not valuable information ... and, while at WFSU, Madison wanted, and encouraged us to produce meaningful PROGRAMS. To this day, I hold that concept close and try to live by its direction.
Anne, Matthew and Emma, I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope, with all my heart, that you will find comfort in your memories and the knowledge that he was so very proud of all of you and loved you very much. He will be missed.