Governance and Society

Beloved radio personality dead at 67

Elis Poulsen, the much beloved longtime radio host on Kringvarp Føroya, died on Monday. He was 67 years old.

Mr. Poulsen worked for Kringvarp Føroya for nearly 30 years and was known by almost every Faroe Islander for hosting entertainment programmes such as “Lurtararnir og vit”, “Máltráðurin”, “Millum fjals og fjøru”, “Tit skriva, vit spæla” and “Upp á tá”.

He passed away at the national hospital in Tórshavn.

Mr. Poulsen – a man of the people – was from the village of Skopun on Sandoy, the son of Jóan Hendrik (Enni) Poulsen and Drikka Poulsen.

Poulsens voice was heard every week on Kringvarp Føroya until a few years ago, when a serious illness prevented him from hosting his programmes.

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