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Message From David Field, Entercom’s President and CEO

Dear Entercom Family,

Today we continue to mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague Steve Forsyth. Steve worked for Entercom in Portland for 14 years and made a great impact on all of us who knew him. Steve died tragically on Tuesday when he was one of the victims of the Portland mall shootings.

We are all heartbroken. This senseless, tragic murder struck down a truly wonderful human being in the prime of his life. Steve was a highly talented man with a zest for life and a terrific sense of humor. He loved his family dearly.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with Steve’s family and friends at this difficult time.

With great sadness,
David

I invite you to share your memories of Steve below:

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  1. Ryan Cooley says:

    It is not every day you come across people like Steve Forsyth. I can say without a doubt, that without Steve in my life I would not be the same person I am today, both professionally and personally. Steve took a chance on me years ago when I was a young sales associate and it changed my life forever.

    Steve was my coach, my mentor and most importantly my friend. He had the ability to make anyone feel ten feet tall. Steve didn’t just teach me about our business, he taught me how to be inspired and inspire all at the same time. He will be sorely missed by many and I feel so blessed that our paths crossed. He truly was an amazing person.

  2. Michelle Bradley says:

    If you knew Steve, you know how hard it would be to not to buy into his passion and energy. Steve revitalized me as a seller and as a person, and taught me that reinvention could be so invigorating, so rewarding. I’ve carried this memory and his lesson’s with me ever since.

    I know I am not the only one who’s life has been changed by this dynamic force of nature and if there is any comfort to take out of this incredible tragedy it is that Steve lives on through so many of us!

  3. Jack Hutchison says:

    Steve had a great sense of humor. Steve was a gentle giant. An imposing figure at 6 foot 7 inches, you would never know it after talking with him.

    He was so kind to people and had a knack for bringing out the best in every person he touched. We are lucky to have known Steve and worked, laughed and shared time outside the office with him. He’ll be forever with us and we will never forget his presence among us.

  4. Libby Farr says:

    My thoughts to the family. So sorry for your loss.
    Libby
    (Entercom Indianapolis)

  5. Dennis Glasgow says:

    “The Senator” was a fun, gentle and engaging man. My entire family’s life is richer for having Steve been in it. I have so many fantastic work & play memories of the man that I will never forget. And the biggest thing he brought to our relationship, is a ton of belly-laughs every single day. I will miss you very much Steve. The world will not be the same without you. God bless you and your family.

  6. Monica Cory says:

    Just thinking of him makes me smile. Recalling great conversations about the early days at NK; entertaining Radio shows and personalities, and hijinks, like “you complete me” with Marconi; drumming with (Mark &) Brian after-hours at Trader Vic’s and talking up Adam Carolla during the early “Loveline” days. Steve was one of those people who lights up a room. Fond memories of a good man.