Amy McGovern Memorial Ride August 1st

Saturday, August 1st, there will be a Memorial Motorcycle Ride to celebrate the life of Amy McGovern.

“Amy’s Thunder Ride” will begin and end at Truth Performance, 183 Colchester Road (Route 2A) in Essex Junction. Line-up beginning after 2:30pm … Kick stands up at 3pm. The approximate 30-mile ride will go through Essex, Colchester and Milton and take about one hour. There is no cost to participate in the ride, but there will be a donation jar going around for Amy’s father during the event.

After the ride, colleagues, friends and family will meet back at Truth Performance to honor Amy’s life.

Radio Host Amy McGovern in Fatal Motorcycle Accident


The VAB is very sad to have just learned of the passing of long-time radio air personality Amy McGovern last evening. Amy was doing what she loved to do, riding her motorcycle with her boyfriend, when she she lost control of her bike navigating a corner on Route 7 in Georgia, VT.

Anyone who met Amy would never forget her! Not only was she a very talented radio host and a wiz at production, but had a vivacious personality, infectious smile and an endearing laugh! Amy loved going to concerts and car races, but her true love was her dog, Lola.

“I’ve never met anyone who had as much passion for radio” says Dan Dubonnet, VP/GM of Hall Communications, “Amy could have performed on any station – format didn’t matter – she loved music, loved her listeners and was always willing to help out.”

Jon Mark and Amy“The Hall Communications radio family has been devastated by the news and the passing of Amy McGovern, longtime radio personality and employee at our radio stations. Amy was a radio veteran of almost 30-years, working for us on two separate occasions over the last eight years. Amy most recently hosted the KOOL 105 midday show, while also filling in on sister stations WOKO and WIZN. We will miss her never ending energy, her smile, and her contagious laugh. Our thoughts go out to her father, her family, and all her friends. We will miss her dearly.” –The Hall Communications Radio Staff

Amy McGovern ThunderoadAmy also worked with the Radio Vermont Group in Waterbury as well as with The Point Independent Radio Network in Montpelier.

“She lived life big and never took a day off. She had a great big personality. If you were in the same room as her without seeing her, you knew she was there, especially when she laughed” says Radio Vermont Group GM Steve Cormier, “Radio was her first love and covering racing at Thunder Road or for NASCAR was a close second. One thing I loved about her was she cared. She had a big heart and a wonderful soul. Our small group of radio people will miss her.”

The Point Independent Radio Network GM Ed Flanagan says, “Everyone that worked with Amy at the Point is both shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Amy was a bright light at our stations and in our industry and you knew she really loved working behind a microphone.  She will be sorely missed.”

Our heart goes out to Amy’s family, friends and colleagues. VAB will share any details about a memorial service as they become available.