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    Soulful Radio DJs/Hosts ?

    Hi there, im currently looking around to find the names of radio hosts/DJs from the 1970s/80s. I am unfortunately too young to have experienced these days and was wondering if anyone could recommend their favourite soul/disco/funk radio DJ from back in the day!

    Thanks, Jack

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    Frankie Crocker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceNHarmony View Post
    Frankie Crocker!
    Most definitely....the King!

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    The Electrofying Mojo (Detroit)


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    Johnny Fever & Venus Fly Trap

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    I remember Ken Hawkins, "Shotgun" (aka. as Lynn Tolliver) Rudy Green, J.L. Wright from WJMO back in the 60's...

    Carol Ford, Jeffrey Charles late 70's/80's..93ZAK..

    Cleve, OH..

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    The legendary Hal Jackson from NYC's WBLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    The legendary Hal Jackson from NYC's WBLS.
    Yes, Yes, Yes.....Hal Jackson!

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    This was one of the most popular Soul radio DJ's in Toledo from the 60s-80s. Charlie "Chuck"! I listened to him a lot and recently found podcast of one of his old broadcasts from 1973:

    https://www.mixcloud.com/alfred-bunz...february-1973/

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    Some of Detroit's now legendary Disc Jockeys:
    Mason
    Frantic Ernie Durham
    Robin Seymour
    Donnie "The Luv Bug" Simpson
    Martha Jean "The Queen"
    Butterball


    CKLW (Windsor, Canada)

    Richie Allen
    "Big" Jim Edwards
    Pat Holiday
    Chuck Morgan
    Ted the Bear Richards
    Dave Shafer
    Tom Shannon
    Charlie Van Dyke
    Walt "Baby Love"
    Dick Purtan

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    Some of my Philly Favorites include:
    Jerry "The Geater with The Heater" Blavats
    Butterball
    Harvey Holiday
    Mary Mason
    Hy-Lit
    Georgie Woods

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    Donnie Simpson in Washington DC

    Went on to host video soul on BET

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    Frantic Ernie Durham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    Donnie Simpson in Washington DC

    Went on to host video soul on BET
    Donnie Simpson is a native of Detroit and started as DJ here on WCHB in the early 70s. His nickname was Donnie "The Luv Bug" Simpson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    Frantic Ernie Durham
    Ralph, I actually met and got to hang out with Frantic Ernie Durham in the late 80s/early 90s when Ian Levine put on his "Motor City Revue" concerts at the Pontchitrain hotel downtown. Nice man.

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    Casey Kasem is another famous Detroit DJ.

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    Denver KDKO veteran DJ Jim "Dr. Daddy-O" Walker

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    Lenny Green and Bob Law in NYC

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    I'm probably the only member from central Ohio, so I'll send a big shout out to Kirk Bishop, Les Brown, Eddie Saunders, Bill Moss and Frank Kelly from WVKO (Columbus) in the '60s and '70s. Used to love these cats, even though I had a love/hate relationship with the intro/outro record talk overs. Great memories of growing up with an ear on 94.7 FM and 1580 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceNHarmony View Post
    Frankie Crocker!
    "May you live as long as you want, never want as long as you live, may you live to be 100, and me 100 but minus a day, so I'll never know nice people like you have past away." Thank you all, God Bless and Good Night!!

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    NYC: Hank Spann, Vy Higginsen, Ken "Spider" Webb, Gary Byrd, Fred Buggs, Bob Lee, Frankie Crocker was the one others tried to emulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeNuYorker View Post
    "May you live as long as you want, never want as long as you live, may you live to be 100, and me 100 but minus a day, so I'll never know nice people like you have past away." Thank you all, God Bless and Good Night!!
    I remember Frankie use to say that at the end of all of his shows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeNuYorker View Post
    NYC: Hank Spann, Vy Higginsen, Ken "Spider" Webb, Gary Byrd, Fred Buggs, Bob Lee, Frankie Crocker was the one others tried to emulate.
    All good ones too. I got to listen to all of them except Hank Spann.

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    and what would Friday or Saturday be without....“Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi. He is among New York’s legendary disc jockeys

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    Felix Hernandez and Rhythm Revue

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Felix Hernandez and Rhythm Revue
    Felix still has dance parties and Gary Byrd as you probably know collaborated many songs with Stevie Wonder, still has a Sunday show on WBLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeNuYorker View Post
    Felix still has dance parties and Gary Byrd as you probably know collaborated many songs with Stevie Wonder, still has a Sunday show on WBLS.
    I've been to Felix's parties at Roseland. He gets a couple of thousand people. Yep, Imotep Gary Byrd had a Sunday evening program on WBLS for years too.

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    How about Clark Reed in Detroit Tom Clay, Joel Sebastian....All Detroit.

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    I didn't notice legendary Detroit DJ, Lee Allen (on the horn) on any list. Great old friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralpht View Post
    I didn't notice legendary Detroit DJ, Lee Allen (on the horn) on any list. Great old friend.
    I remember Lee Allen and Tom Clay.

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    Wow Thanks for the response everyone, this was my first post on the forum and is the perfect introduction to a great group of people.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, this should keep me busy for a while !

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    Welcome to the forum, Jack. Great thread. Thank you.

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