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Former WAOK DJ W. Ron Sailor Sr Dies

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truthy-awards136-2012-04-13waokRadio vet W. Ron Sailor Sr. has died. He was 61. Sailor was the Pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church and a former journalist for CBS’ WAOK as well as the former urban station WIGO. He is survived by is wife, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Sailor also worked as a journalist for TV and the newspapers in Atalanta. He won seven Emmys and was named Outstanding Commentator 3 times. He was the first African American to host of an afternoon television program in Atlanta with a show called Backtalk on WXIA television.  Sailor once stated when the Atlanta radio community welcomed him as a young DJ: “I stand on the shoulders of a lot of people like Ben Haley, Gene Michaels, Zilla Mays, even Jivemaster, Ezmond Patterson, Harrison Smith and Brother Bob McKee who were gracious enough to pass the torch on to me when I was 18 years old,”

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