Jaybird Tribute on WAKR Friday

It’s almost an advertisement, it would seem, but we’d like to direct you to Rubber City Radio’s WAKR/1590 Akron on Friday morning – for an on-air tribute to legendary local broadcaster Jaybird Drennan, who passed away last Sunday.

To go along with the tribute during the station’s Ray Horner Show, WAKR’s “AkronNewsNow” has put up a new tribute page. This one has audio and video, including from a WKYC/3 “Del’s Folks” profile of Jaybird that would appear to have originally aired shortly after he learned of his induction into the Country Radio Broadcasters DJ Hall of Fame.

We’ve had a few inquiries here about Jaybird, from people who never had a chance to hear That Voice. The items on the AkronNewsNow page should more than satisfy the curiosity.

Friday night at 7 PM, Akron says a final “goodbye” to “the ol’ Jaybird”…at perhaps the only stage truly worth of hosting such an event in Akron, the Akron Civic Theater. But while we may say goodbye…the voice, and the kindness he paid to so many over his long career, we’ll never forget…

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