American disc jockey and radio personality Hal Jackson has passed away at the age of ninety six years old. He had died on Wednesday, according CBS. His career lasted an astounding seventy years.
WBLS’ vice president and general manager, Deon Levingston, confirmed the tragic news. Jackson’s last radio appearance was a few weeks ago when he hosted a Sunday show on WBLS.
“Hal was a giant. He was a first for so many. For radio and Black radio,” said Levingston. “He was always looking for ways to bring people in the industry up. We lost a giant and I lost a dear friend.”
Jackson started his career as a sports announcer.