Jerome Dixon - 2006
Jerome took over the host’s position on KATZ’s “Night Beat Down Rhythm Street” after his brother Dave was promoted to program director.
His announcing style was laid back, and he continued originating the show from area cocktail lounges through his four years on the air, 1963-1967, supplementing his income with a full-time overnight job at the Post Office and co-ownership of a record shop. A tenor gospel singer as a child, Jerome Dixon continued the “race radio” tradition of taking the broadcasts out into the community.
Like his brother, his life was cut short in a traffic accident near Chicago.