Dave Dixon - Legacy
Dave Dixon, a native St. Louisan, was the first African-American vice president of Laclede Broadcasting, the owner/operator of KATZ, and, in a related field, the first African-American promoter for Regal Sports, a concert and sports production agency. He had started with the company as a disc jockey in 1958 and was closely associated with most of the station’s early remote broadcasts.
In addition to being a local producer and promoter of live music shows, Dixon was the popular host of KATZ’s “Night Beat Down Rhythm Street,” which originated from various lounges in the St. Louis area.
He served as president of NATRA, the African-American organization of television and radio announcers.