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H.A Thompson: "We Were Buddies Right From The Start"

H.A Thompson recently wrote on his blog about his long time friend "Rockin" Ray Gooding.

He talks about WBT in the 1970's, and what Charlotte was like then too...

"We both joined WBT in 1971.  Ray stepped into a very white conservative culture at Jefferson Pilot, but he fit like a glove. The real connect was radio…..we loved the business.  He worked at WGIV and spun tales of Genial Gene Potts, the morning man who rhymed almost everything he said. I got to know Chattie Hattie because of Ray. She was the first Black female DJ in Charlotte.  In 1971 radio was just coming of age in Charlotte and Ray taught us the hip side of soul music and WBT got in the contemporary groove. People didn’t know how to spell ‘FM’ in 1971. In the 80′s Ray did the popular oldies show, Sunday Night Hall of Fame on WBT."


If you'd like to read the full article you can find it here...

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