Joseph “George Gray” Ligan, 56

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Joseph “George Gray” Ligan, 56

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Joseph Ligan (2nd from left), together with BCRC chairman Peter Dejaresco and Chronicle senior writer Chito Visarra, chats with Senator-elect Panfilo Lacson during the latter’s Bohol visit, a part of his campaign trail.

George Gray, the disc jockey with the deep resonant voice passed away on Monday, 4:15 yesterday afternoon at the Ramiro Hospital after a lingering illness.

Born Joseph Concon Ligan in Salvador, Cortes on January 12, 1960 was an FM/AM radio personality for eleven years.

At DYRD, Ligan did more than play music at KISS-FM but anchored newscasts at both KISS and DYRD-AM.

George Gray hogged the limelight on Sundays, bringing back the music of yester years with “Good Morning Yesterday” and his two hour Sunday show “Kiss Back”,

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He also played the Beatles on the half hour “Beatles Special” also on Sunday afternoons and  lulled listeners to sleep on his daily show “Goodnight Kiss”.

George Gray hosted the “BQ Mall Midday Report” and anchored public affairs program and live coverage of important events. He also anchored “Nagkahiusa and Tagbilaran”, the radio program of City Hall.

Joseph Ligan worked as a civil works supervisor in Saudi Arabia in 1987-2004 and started his radio career at DYTR.

Joseph Ligan aka George Gray spent 11 years with DYRD Kiss FM and DYRDAM. (Chito M. Visarra)

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