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Samuel Michael Anderson, radio professional

Samuel Michael Anderson, radio professional

Radio personality Samuel Michael Anderson — known on-air as "Mike Roberts" — died at an area hospice Feb. 17 from complications of cancer.

He was 54.

Mr. Anderson worked in the radio business for more than 30 years, both on-air and behind the scenes in Baltimore and Washington. He retired from Radio One in December due to health issues.

Mr. Anderson could do just about any job at a radio station and excelled in multiple roles, said Tim Watts, midday host on Radio One's Magic 95.9 FM. Before he died, Mr. Anderson was a coordinator for the AM stations that were sister stations to Magic 95.9, and the two carpooled to work.

"He was the best utility man...