signed on with WMAQ in 1956, filling his late-night slot (following
Jack Eigen's "Chez Show") with contemporary jazz and
was the first African American to regularly host a show on one
of Chicago's network owned-and operated stattions.
ranks among the premier black disk jockeys of Chicago---along
with Jack L. Cooper, Al Benson and Sam Evans.
photo above appeared in a WMAQ promotional program schedule
distributed in February, 1956 to prospective buyers of radio
time. Anheuser-Busch became Daddy-O's sponsor shortly thereafter---one
reason why I drank Bud (at least while I was in high school).