WDAS-A Returns To The Soul Of Philadelphia
November 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL PHILADELPHIA Dir./Urban Programming KEN JOHNSON announces the return of WDAS-A to “The Soul Of PHILADELPHIA" starting WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd. The station will kick off the transition by first switching to all-CHRISTMAS R&B music through the holidays.
“My career started at a classic Oldies station and I am truly excited to provide this great music on WDAS-A for our listeners in PHILLY,” said JOHNSON. “ JOE 'BUTTERBALL' TAMBURRO will be an integral part of 1480 WDAS AM. It only makes sense that a radio legend is at the heart of this legendary station.”
WDAS-A not only played a critical role in the history of broadcasting and music, but also in the history of PHILADELPHIA. During a time when black artists could not get airplay on general market stations WDAS significantly helped advance the popularity of R&B artists. It is on this basis that the decision was made to switch the station to serve the audience that is still there and remembers.