WRAL/Raleigh Pioneer J.D. Lewis Dies At 87
February 19, 2007 at 5:40 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime WRAL-A-F and WRAL-TV/RALEIGH personality and executive J.D. LEWIS, who died SATURDAY from pneumonia at 87.
LEWIS, a RALEIGH native, joined WRAL-A (now WPJL) in 1948 and was with CAPITOL BROADCASTING until 1997, serving first as an announcer, then as host of the "TEENAGE FROLICS" dance show on the TV side, later named Human Resources Dir., editorialist, and Minority Affairs Director. LEWIS was honored by the TRIANGLE URBAN LEAGUE at its awards gala FRIDAY night with the orgaization's first annual "Legend Award."