In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM:

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This page is dedicated to the memory of all those who were once a part of nashville radio history, through radio stations WKDA-AM, WKDA-FM, and WKDF.

If you know of any additions to this list, please contact me…

CHARLES F. (SMOKEY) WALKER:

Former Program Director, President, General Manager

WKDA AM-FM (1950-1967)

Died: Sept. 6, 1967

JACK STAPP:

Former Owner, President, General Manager (1958-1965)

WKDA

Died: December, 1980

ERNIE KELLER:

Former Newsman: WKDA-AM, WKDA-FM (1973-1975)

Born: July 21, 1923

Died: September 29, 1982

STEVE HENDERSON:

Former DJ: WKDF (1970’s)

Died: Dec. 1, 1983

BOB COLE:

He Was Known As “The Rock Veteran”

Former DJ: WKDA-AM (1960’s),WKDA-FM/WKDF (1970’s)

Died: Ca. 1989

If You Have Any Specifics, Please Contact Me!

ROGER FRITH:

(Air Name: Clark Rogers)

Former DJ: WKDA-FM, WKDF (1970’s)

Born: June 15, 1945

Died: July 29, 1995

ALVIN G. BEAMAN:

Original Co-Owner & Co-Founder: WKDA-AM (1947-1954)

Born: February 19, 1912

Died: July 13, 1997

AUDIE ASHWORTH:

Former DJ: WKDA-AM (1960’s)

Died: August 24, 2000

RICHARD C. HUCKABA, JR.:

(Air Name: Dick Buckley)

Former DJ: WKDA-AM, WKDA-FM (1960’s)

Died: November 16, 2001

ROGER L. SCHUTT:

(Air Name: Captain Midnight)

Former DJ: WKDA-AM (1960’s)

Born: March 6, 1931

Died: February 8, 2005

ED SCHUFFMAN:

(Professional Name: Ed Sheppard)

Radio Sales/Production: WKDA-AM, WKDA-FM,WKDF

Died: November 8, 2005

Age:83

DAN HOFFMAN:

(Air Name: Dee-Jay Dan)

Former DJ: WKDA-AM (1960’s)

Died: December 30, 2005

TOM BOOTLE:

Air Personality: WKDA, WKDF (1970’s, 1980’s)

Born: October 6, 1947

Died: June 18, 2006

BILL BERLIN:

(Nick Name: “The Wild Child”)

Former DJ: WKDA-AM (1960’s)

Former WKDA “Good Guy”

Born: November 3, 1945

Died: October 22, 2007

ALFRED G. KENNGOTT, JR.:

Air Personality: WKDA (1940’s, 1950’s)

Born: April 17, 1918

Died: September 3, 2008

AL RISEN:

Former DJ: WKDA-AM (1975-1978)

Born: January, 1944

Died: April 18, 2009