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WVON: The Good Ol’ Days of 60s Radio


On February 19, 2002, The HistoryMakers hosted a free public event entitled WVON: The Good Ol’ Days of 60s Radio. Legendary disc jockeys Lucky Cordell, Cecil Hale, Herb Kent, “The Cool Gent,” Richard Pegue and Pervis Spann took part in a lively dialogue as they discussed their days at WVON Radio where they showcased their talent, helping to make WVON a truly national institution.

With WVON: The Good Ol’ Days of 60s Radio, The HistoryMakers worked in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Museum of Broadcast Communications. The moderator for the ceremony was WVON’s Clifford Kelley.

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Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events


Chicago TribuneIllinois Humanities CouncilJewel-OscoMike's Bar and Grill

Date and Time

Tuesday, February 19, 2002


Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
United States