Radio talk show host/legend Lovell Dyett, passed away in Boston, MA at the age of 77. Born Ernest Lovell Dyett, he was the son of the late Dr. Florence Lovell Roane, a former college administrator at Bethune-Cookman College. A graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and Harvard University, Dyett served as Executive Assistant for the President of Urban Affairs at Howard University in Washington, DC, and produced and hosted a daily show on WTOP-TV, for which he won a regional Emmy award. With a career spanning nearly 40 years he will be greatly missed by those who were touched by his television and radio broadcasts. Lovell Dyett ended each show on Bostons WBZ-AM by quoting Duke Ellington: "I love you - I love you madly." He is survived by a daughter Lydia Dyett; his brother, Morris Small, Daytona Beach; and a niece, Michelle Hanna. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Greenwood Cemetery. Herbert Thompson Funeral Home is in charge.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 8, 2012