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Donny Brooks

​Donny “Soul Finger” Brooks hit the St. Louis market in 1962, taking a short-lived job at WBBR in East St. Louis, moving quickly to KATZ the following year and becoming a star disc jockey there. His young, energetic approach to his shows made him extremely popular, and job offers from other markets followed.

​By 1968 he was back in St. Louis and had moved through the ranks to take on the additional duties of music director and program director at KATZ. Donny left the market again in 1973 but returned to KKSS in 1975.