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RIP Inessa Anderson: The most beautiful voice in radio passes away, three weeks after husband passed / Updated

Former KINK host, Music Director at Portland Radio Project who also had a lively, musical blog which we also ran on OMN passed away las night.

Former KINK host, Music Director at Portland Radio Project who also had a lively, musical blog which we also ran on OMN passed away las night.

Her beloved daughter Marika wrote this today:

"On Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 I lost my mother, Inese Brunins to heart failure. I am at a loss for words but I do know the cosmos gained a shining star. She was surrounded by love and family, and I was holding her hand in her final moments. Es tevi mīlu māmiņa, daudz bučas. ❤️"

And this from Portland Radio Project

Inessa Anderson had a long and storied career in radio here in Portland, after studying dance in New York and performing.

Her husband Wayne passed only three weeks ago.

She was beloved.

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Darka Dusty

I am in utter shock. Inessa was like Tinkerbell... but with a velvety voice.... all I can hope is that her beautiful spirit is flying high on its way to meeting up with Wayne. I'm gutted. Sweet Inessa. RIP.

Eric Stefik

I have known Inese since she was a cheerful, animated little girl. I am glad that she was able to have a satisfying professional career. It is sad to see her leave us at such an early age. May she rest in peace.

Karen Bailey

I was that sales representative for Sony Music in Portland for many years. I remember Inessa as always being very kind and personable. We had a few fun adventures together in the music scene. She was a sweetheart and I’m just so very shocked and saddened by this news.
My heart goes out to Marika who I never had the pleasure of meeting, but always heard about her from her proud Mother.


I’m in shock. Inessa was one of the kindest and most gentle souls I’ve ever known. It was because of her that I became involved with Portland Radio Project. And whenever I needed a female voice for my radio program or audio business, she was my first and only choice. This is a real loss for music, Portland and the planet.

Jana Golodova

I love you Inese

Mimi Silliau

Rest in peace, angel voice. You and Wayne will be sorely missed. It's hard to believe you're both gone

Beth Blenz-Clucas

Inessa will be sorely missed. She was a brilliant interviewer and supporter of independent music, both local and national. I loved interacting with her, and this is very sad news indeed. Heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Norman Sylvester

Tears in my eyes! So sorry, for the loss of our beautiful, loving and talented Inessa. Her professional and sweet voice added joy to our lives. Her spirit will live with us forever. I honored to say she was my Friend. Sending prayers for comfort from the Sylvester family and band. RIP

Sunny Clark

I had the pleasure of working with Inessa; her shining light illuminated and is greatly missed.

Woody CV Woodard jr

i was blessed and honored to be called a Friend of this Beautiful Soul ; `nessa was kind beyond words and thru social media remained motivated only a Friend but kept in touch, for that alone shes forever got my Smile & Love.... they R both together in Heaven above....

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