MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: Rare Aircheck By Radio Pioneer Lucky Cordell

In honor of Mother’s Day, presents a rare air check featuring Chicago DJ Lucky Cordell.

In this clip, a fan named Rayford G. Washington wrote a Mother’s Day poem for Lucky Cordell to read during his poetry corner section of his show.

This air check, taken from 1963, is deeply moving.

Lucky Cordell began his broadcasting career in 1952, under the tutelage of legendary Chicago DJ Al Benson.

By 1956, his show “House of Hits” was a success and by 1965, Lucky Cordell was the program director for Chicago’s biggest black radio station, WVON a.k.a. “Voice of the Negro,” which was owned by Phil and Leonard Chess.

Listen to the Mother’s Day aircheck below:

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