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Former WAOK DJ W. Ron Sailor Sr Dies

 

truthy-awards136-2012-04-13waokRadio vet W. Ron Sailor Sr. has . He was 61. Sailor was the Pastor of Christ the King Baptist and a former for as well as the former urban station WIGO. He is survived by is wife, 4 sons and 2 . 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 in Atlanta with a show called Backtalk on WXIA .  Sailor once stated when the Atlanta radio community welcomed him as a young : “I stand on the shoulders of a lot of people like Ben Haley, Gene Michaels, , 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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