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Black History Moment: Jack Leroy Cooper

Jack Leroy Cooper (September 18, 1888 - January 12, 1970) was the first African-American radio disc jockey, described as "the undisputed patriarch of black r...

 

DJ Thump here from Jammin’ 105.7 with another Black History Moment. Today I’m remembering Jack Leroy Cooper. He was the first African-American radio jockey described as the “the undisputed patriarch of black radio in the United States.” In 2012 the National Radio Hall of Fame inducted him.