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Radio Roll Call


William "Bill" Boykins

 

VMSoul mourns the death of the 
"Godfather of Gospel"
William Boykins.

Bill Boykins

Mr. Boykins passed away Jun 19, 2014.  Mr. Boykins was a long standing force in the Hampton Roads music industry as a promoter, radio personality, and more.


 




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Kirby Carmichael
Kirby Carmichael


Kirby with the Chi-Lites
Kirby *& The Chi-Lites

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Silent Auction

They were the DJ’s who delivered the music we loved, but more than that, they were the “personality jocks” who kept us up on the latest happenings.  Starting with the legendary “Daddy” Jack Holmes, these were the velvety voices which issued us the time, the weather, the hot news of the day, the latest gossip, and all the tidbits of info which touched our meager lives and made us feel better.

We are searching for names, pictures, and stories about the Personality Jocks who touched your lives from stations like WRAP, WHIH, & WPCE.


Names like:

  • “Daddy” Jack Holmes
  • Dick Lamb
  • Bill Boykins
  • Frank “The Master Storyteller--King Hotdog” Halison
  • Chester “B” Benton
  • Frankie “Soul Ranger” Stewart
  • Milton Bowie
  • Maurice Ward
  • Chuck King
  • Frank James “The Master Mixer”
  • Calvin Cooke
  • HJ Ellison
  • Steve Crumbley
  • Calvin "Shakespeare" Perkins
  • Columbus Kellam
  • Chuck Meads
  • Heidi Stevens
  • Ron W. Harris aka Ron Anthony
  • Lonnie Perry
  • Rev. James Washington
  • Frenchie B
  • Steve Percell
  • "Downtown" Tony Brown
  • Joyce Ingram
  • Robert “Bobby Jay” Jackson
  • Scotty Andrews 
  • JJ Carmichael
  • Mad Ladd Goins - Site
  • Mary Frazier
  • Mickey Arnold
  • JD Jackson
  • Jimmy Williams
  • Rashad Vance "The World's Ugliest DJ"
  • Frenchie B
  • Sip Collins
  • Paris "From France" Eley
  • KC
  • Phil Beckman
  • Leonard "Mr. Cool" Ware
  • Barry Mayo
  • Tommy Lytel
  • Jim Lawrence
  • Tyrone Cuffee
  • Leonard Ware
  • Milton Buie
  • Jimmy Boone
  • Scotty Andrews
  • Sip Collins
  • Lankford Stevens
  • Del Murray
  • Carlatta Bryce
  • Harvey Johnson III
  • Starr Meritt
  • Jeff Starr
  • Chuck King
  • Bob Jackson
  • Johnny "Q"
  • Frank Wilson
  • Rev. Dave Riddick
  • Tony Washington
  • Bob King
  • James Harding
  • Oliver Allen
  • Gene Loving
  • Nick Carr
  • Rick Foy
  • Frank Wilson Sr.
  • Red Williams
  • Donald L. Eason
  • Frank James
  • Steve Jones
  • JD Jackson
  • Robert Ambrose
  • Jackie Bowe
  • Dew Mac
  • Chuck King
  • Mr. Cool
  • MB "The Music Man"
  • Alvin Reeves
  • Chuck Woodson
  • Jay Lang
  • Dale Parsons
  • Neal Steele
  • Larry O'Brien
  • Bob Calvert
  • George Crawford
  • John Garry
  • Roger Clark
  • Chuck Adams
  • Jim Lawrence
  • Dave Cummins
  • Ron James
  • Scott Christenson
  • Tom Scott
  • Larry "LeKool" Hollowell
  • Martin Culpepper
  • Eric B
  • DJ Franklin S
  • Dee Shannon aka Demetra J

And don't forget:
  • Ann Ransom
  • Heidi Stevens
  • Janet Hightower
  • Chuck Meads
  • Don Roberts
  • Monica Lewis
  • Fern Wharton
  • Dr. Lydia Patton (Pause for the Cause)

Please submit any info or pictures you may have for us to post on Virginia's Music Soul.

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KNOWSTON
featuring the music programs of the
ORIGINAL OLDIES SHOW


Bill Boykins is still on the air. He has worked for eight local radio
stations over the years, including WLPM, WRAP, WPCE, WBSK, WMYK, WSVY,
WGPL and these days,  WCPK.  

Bill Boykins

Bill Boykins




A special shout out to our old friend, Calvin Cooke.
Calvin Cooke


Master Story TellerFrank Halison
            THE MASTER STORYTELLER        "King Hot Dog"              Frank Halison

Bobby JayMr. & Mrs. Jackson's bouncing baby boy
    BOBBY JAY

Chester Benton  Mary Frazier
          CHESTER "B" BENTON                              Mary Frazier

Frenchie B  Barry Mayo
         Frenchie B                                                    Barry Mayo     

Jay Lang  Paris Eley
                    Jay Lang                        Paris Eley

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 WOWI JAMZ FEST

Hey!!! Remember WRAP 1350 AM (formerly 850 AM) and all those legendary personality jocks?  Well, they are back on 1350 AM--as WGPL.
That's right.  Chester B., The Soul Ranger, HJ Ellison, Calvin Cooke, and of course, The Master StoryTeller and others.  Tune in on your AM dial or stream it from here on your PC.




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VMSoul mourns the loss of
Lawrence “Kool DJ Law” Brown,

103 Jamz morning radio personality dies at 40

Full Article

Lawrence Brown

photo courtesy of 103Jamz.com


Zeke Zanders

 

VMSoul mourns the death of 

Jerry "Zeke" Zanders



Zeke worked at WHUR, Al & The Kidd, Atlantic Records, MCA Records, and more.

Cards and other expressions of sympathy can be sent to his daughter, Star Downing, 419 Randolph Street NW, Washington DC 20011. If you are financially able, Star can really use some donations. You can also call Ms Waller at Rhines Funeral Home directly and charge your donation to a credit card, 202-529-4300.

Calvin Shakespeare Perkins

Can you recall rushing home to move those rabbit ears around on that old TV, so you could pick up WHRO TV's broadcast of "The Gig" hosted by Calvin "Shakespere" Perkins?  Calvin also was a hot, personality jock on radio station WHIH.

"The Gig" featured students from the area's schools doing the latest dance steps on the air to the hot music of the day.  "Shakespere" was like the Pied Piper of local talent, leading them on to the promised land and exposing them to new heights.  He now goes by the moniker, Calvin Van P, and he is CEO of Buy Hot New Music.com., in Woodlawn, CA.

Calvin Perkins

All you GET DOWN DANCERS from Carver, Crestwood, Norcom, Booker T., Phenix, Huntington, Union Kempsville, East Suffolk, and others...roll call!!


 
Ron Anthony

Ron Harris


He brought the Quiet Storm to the area, a format which is now all over the world.

  Ken White & Ron Anthony 
Ron "Gemini" Anthony




 
Jimmy Williams

Jimmy Williams aka Gary Maxwell

WRAP & WOWI

 
Jimmy Williams & Michael Jackson

Jimmy Williams & Michael jackson

Michael Jackson, Valerie Hamlin, Jimmy Williams
Backstage at the Hampton Coliseum, 1979

 

 
Edward H.

I REMEMBER GROWING UP AND LISTENING DADDY JACK HOLMES EVERY SCHOOL
MORNING YELLING GET UP FROM THERE BOOKER-T,NORVIEW,LAKE TAYLOR, GET UP

FROM THERE. AFTER THAT EVERY DAY WAS A GOOD DAY. I STILL MISS HIM AND

THE OLD DAYS. THANKS FOR KEEPING HIS LEGACY GOING.   

----
 LT.
HIGH.....CLASS OF 1982

 
Valarie B.

calvin cooke is a real rags to fame kind of thing coming out of the
washington park projects  in 70s and cutting his radio teeth on
portsmouth va's  wpce 1400 am and then on to the number 1# r&b 
station at the time While still paying his dos calvin cooke hooked up
with  Soul Ranger / Master Storie Teller/ J.D Jackson & none othen
Chester Benton / H.J Ellison/ and Daddy Jack   Hommes. with a
supporting cast like this its no wonder they  ruled the air way of
Hampton roads 4 years , These Guys were radio super stars. todayu
calvin is a Voice Over Artist  base out of his philadelphia studios and
has owns his on radio production company  many people over the years
have heard his voice all a round the country and never new. who it was
from NY to the LA basin This cats voice work is all over the place.
please do not for him.

 
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