Don Cox, a disc jockey who reached two generations of South Florida listeners, died on Sept. 15. Cause of death was not released. He was 55.
Off the air, Cox had problems with drugs and alcohol. He served four months in jail in 1980 for cocaine trafficking, and had his driver’s license suspended in 1991 when he was arrested for drunken driving.
But over the airwaves, he was known as “Cox on the Radio.” His gravelly voice and bawdy on-air persona made him a star DJ on Y-100 FM, a pop station in Miami. In 1986, he aired his first live show for contemporary hit radio station, Power 96 FM, from atop the Coppertone billboard in North Miami Beach.
Cox ended his broadcasting career last year at country music station, 99.9 KISS FM, in West Palm Beach.