WVAZ Designates Sunday Don Cornelius Day In Chicago
February 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Urban AC WVAZ (V-103)/CHICAGO Dir/Programming DERRICK BROWN has designated SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th as DON CORNELIUS DAY. During legendary weekend personality HERB KENT’s show from noon to 7p, special celebrity guests and listeners will get a chance to reflect on the life and legacy of the SOUL TRAIN creator. Among the confirmed guests scheduled to participate in this special show are singers JERRY BUTLER and GENE CHANDLER, radio personalities RICHARD STEELE and BILL “BUTTERBALL” CRANE and television personality MERRI DEE.
“DON CORNELIUS was a true visionary. He took Soul Train, a local concept and made it a worldwide phenomenon,” said BROWN. “He deserves our gratitude and respect.”
“Without DON CORNELIUS and the Soul Train Show, music wouldn’t be what it is today.” said HERB KENT. “He gave R&B music a giant boost.”