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Former WAOK DJ W. Ron Sailor Sr Dies


truthy-awards136-2012-04-13waok 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 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 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, 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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