Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cool Gent at Chicago State

I got this press release from CSU on Thursday or so and this event has been oft advertised.
Chicago radio legend Herb Kent the “Cool Gent” signing his autobiography at Chicago State University

Legendary pioneering radio personality Herb Kent, the first African-American deejay voted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 3-5 p.m.

Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center lobby
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive, Chicago

Chicago radio legend Herb Kent has been on the radio since his deejay debut in 1944 at the age of 16. Now 80, Kent is still playing the “dusties” twice weekly and teaching broadcasting at Chicago State University. Like a cat with nine lives, Kent’s book recalls his many brushes with fate including being run over by a car as a child, nearly driving off a cliff, surviving cancer, and battling drug addiction – set against a backdrop of the stars of the musical world including James Brown, Smokey Robinson and the Jackson 5.

For more info call (773) 995-2079 or (773) 995-2387.

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