LADY B: The first DJ to play rap on the radio.
JIMMY BISHOP: One of the WDAS-AM soul sound originals, he's still recalled fondly by the city's old-heads.
BUTTERBALL: Too round to get around, Butter still spins his soul sounds Sunday nights on WDAS.
JERRY BLAVAT: My man, pots and pans! Only one Geator.
RON CADE: His Sunday-morning Elvis and Friends show on WOGL is a must for all King fans.
RON DIAMOND: His distinctive rock 'n' roll show on WIFI had a serious cult following.
DAVID DYE: From the Flashback on WIOQ to the World Cafe on 'XPN, he's been part of the Philly sound in all its many incarnations.
JOCKO HENDERSON: Radio's original hepcat.
DAVE HERMAN: The city's first true underground DJ.
HARVEY HOLIDAY: First at 'DAS and now at 'OGL, Holiday has been a the main force in keeping doo-wop and soul alive.
SONNY HOPSON: The Mighty Burner was all the rage at WHAT. He could sing Jackie Wilson better than Jackie Wilson.
WAYNE JOEL: Successfully made the transition from "underground" to an urban format at WDAS.
DR. PERRY JOHNSON: Once a WDAS staple, he had the sexiest voice on Philadelphia radio.
HELEN LEICHT: One of the few female DJs with staying power, and always a calming presence.
HY LIT: Hyski-O-Roonie-McVouty-O-Zoot! 'Nuff said.
GEORGE MICHAEL: WFIL boss jock who went on to sports broadcasting fame.
JOE NIAGARA: One of the biggest original WIBBAGE "Good Guys."
JOEY REYNOLDS: Early AM-radio rebel had two separate tours on Philadelphia radio.
PIERRE ROBERT: The longtime gentleman of Caucasian rock.
DR. DON ROSE: Wacky morning man at WFIL.
MY FATHER'S SON: Perhaps Philly's only true gonzo DJ.
ED SCIAKY: Ultimate boomer jock. He introduced us to Springsteen.
JERRY STEVENS: A WIBBAGE original who went on to program WMMR.
MICHAEL TEARSON: The most unmistakable voice on Philadelphia radio, and one of the most knowledgeable.
DEAN TYLER: A WIBBAGE "Good Guy" who could talk the talk.
LONG JOHN WADE: A WFIL "boss jock" and Blavat TV sidekick.
GEORGIE WOODS: Big on the air, big in the community and big on the stage of the Uptown Theater.
PW's Music Issue 2014