Herb Kent was a high school student on Chicago’s South Side when he began his radio career hosting a classical music program for WBEZ/Chicago. In the late 1940s, Kent divided his time between playing records at WGRY/Gary and acting in radio dramas for Chicago’s NBC affiliate, WMAQ.
In 1952, Kent left WMAQ for WGES, Chicago’s largest black-oriented station. Here he worked with and learned from African-American radio pioneers Sam Evans and Al Benson. From…Continue
Added by Edie Antoinette on October 30, 2007 at 1:52am — No Comments
...by The Gospel Cleps was Herb Kent's sign-off tune each night when he ended his radio show in Chicago during the 60's. He was at WVON-AM at the time and I never missed a show. Herb "The Cool Gent" is still my favorite radio personality and this tune really brings back memories.
Someone wrote to me and stated that he's been searching for this tune for years, unsuccessfully. He also stated that nobody knew…Continue
Added by Edie Antoinette on October 30, 2007 at 1:31am — No Comments
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