Jerome Dixon - 2006

​Jerome took over the host’s position on KATZ’s “Night Beat Down Rhythm Street” after his brother Dave was promoted to program director.

​His announcing style was laid back, and he continued originating the show from area cocktail lounges through his four years on the air, 1963-1967, supplementing his income with a full-time overnight job at the Post Office and co-ownership of a record shop. A tenor gospel singer as a child, Jerome Dixon continued the “race radio” tradition of taking the broadcasts out into the community.

​Like his brother, his life was cut short in a traffic accident near Chicago.