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A Profile of Radio Personality Herb Kent

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Herb Kent, Chicago Radio Personality

Herb Kent, Chicago Radio Personality

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Personal: Herb "The Cool Gent" Kent was born on the south side of Chicago in 1929.

Radio: Kent began his career as the host of a classical music show on WBEZ/Chicago. During the 1940s, Kent could be heard on WGRY/Gary as well as in radio dramas aired on WMAQ/Chicago.

In 1952, Kent went to work for WGES/Chicago, the city's largest black-programmed station.

From 1955 until 1960, Kent worked at WBEE/Chicago. Other gigs included WJOB/Hammond and WHFC/Chicago.

In 1962, Kent was hired at WVON/Chicago where he worked for 8 years.

Since 1988, Kent has worked at WVAZ-FM/Chicago.

Herb Kent Herb Kent can now be heard Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon on WVAZ-FM.

Claim to Fame: In 2009, the Guinness World Records certified Herb Kent as the longest tenured deejay, having at that time spent 66 years on the airwaves in Chicago.

Awards: Herb Kent was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.

Online: Herb Kent has a page at the WVAZ V103 (102.7) website.

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