Funeral arrangements for Memphis radio icon Bobby O’Jay announced – FOX13 News Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis radio king Bobby O’Jay will be remembered next weekend.

A funeral service will be held at World Overcomers Church on Winchester Road on Saturday, May 14, iHeartRadio has confirmed.

Further service details are still pending.

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The Memphis icon died doing what he loved the most. DJ WDIA died Tuesday at the age of 68. His cause of death has not been revealed.

O’Jay’s career spanned nearly four decades on America’s first black radio station, and he was one of the most familiar voices on the airwaves in Memphis.

Last year, his career took him to another level in history. In July, O’Jay was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

“He was such a great voice for the community. You know I’ve been thinking about it all day. WDIA, just a monster radio station, always has been,” said longtime radio host Ron Olson of 104.5 The River.

Olson said Bobby O’Jay had a special connection with his listeners.

“He loved the radio, loved it, and nobody was more entertaining than this guy. He was so connected to every musician in the country and every record holder. They all knew Bobby O’Jay.

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