Joe Tamburro's Memorial Service Set
July 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM (PT)
CCM&E Urban AC WDAS/PHILADELPHIA has announced the funeral arrangements for fifty-year legend JOE “BUTTERBALL” TAMBURRO, who passed last week. Funeral mass will be held at THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL AT 1723 RACE in PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd starting at 10a.
WDAS-FM devoted this past weekend to remembrances from recording artists, national figures and just devoted listeners. The station was in the final stages of planning a 50th anniversary of TAMBURRO’s broadcasting career when he succumbed.
In addition to his many contributions to broadcasting and the music industry he was also an important figure in the local civil rights movement, offering the airwaves to leaders including REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. and CECIL .B MOORE.
For more information on the life and career of JOE TAMBURRO, go to www.wdasfm.com.