Monday, October 24, 2016
Herb Kent, legendary Colored Chicago radio personality, dies at 88 - Chill with the Herb.... and smoke some too.....
Chicago radio legend Herb Kent, the longest-running DJ in the history of radio and a fixture on local airwaves for more than 70 years, died Saturday. He was 88.
Kent's death was announced Sunday by executives at V103, where Kent worked for the past three decades. Also known as "The Cool Gent," "King of the Dusties" and the "Mayor of Bronzeville," Kent did his final radio broadcast Saturday morning.
"No words can express our great sense of loss," Matt Scarano, region president of iHeartMedia Chicago, said in a statement. "Herb was an iconic talent, who for nearly 70 years entertained millions of listeners in Chicagoland and around the world. His passion for radio and work ethic was second to none as Herb worked to the very end, by hosting what unexpectedly was his final V103 broadcast on Saturday morning.
"We are so thankful for the privilege of working alongside such an historic figure as Herb Kent for the past 27 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Herb's family, friends and loved ones."
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