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File #: 180085    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/1/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2018
Title: Honoring and recognizing Patty Jackson for 35 years as one of Philadelphia's premier radio hosts
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Signature18008500.pdf
Honoring and recognizing Patty Jackson for 35 years as one of Philadelphia's premier radio hosts

WHEREAS, Patty Jackson was born Patricia Nolan on November 4, 1963, and grew up in South Philadelphia, in a tight-knit family living at 23rd and Ellsworth. Patty still remembers fondly the South Philadelphia of her childhood and recalls that her father, who worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, taught her the value of hard work from an early age; and

WHEREAS, Patty graduated from Southwark Motivation, then a part of South Philadelphia High School, and embarked on her career in broadcasting only 6 months after earning her diploma; and

WHEREAS, Patty Jackson began her storied radio career just across the Delaware River, in Camden, New Jersey, where she interned for station WSSJ. Earning her big break filling in on the stations' news coverage, Patty described her first broadcast with her trademark humility, saying "I was terrible, but they liked me, and the rest was history"; and

WHEREAS, Patty has hosted shows on Power 99 FM and Q102, among other staples on the local radio dial. But of course, it is in her current chair at 105.3 WDAS that Patty has grown into the local radio legend known across the City and region; and

WHEREAS, Recognized across Philadelphia as the "Queen of Midday", Patty's 11am-3pm show has become appointment listening for Oldies and R&B enthusiasts. In addition to her gifted musical ear, Patty has also earned a reputation as one of the best interviewers in the radio industry. Listeners have long appreciated her warm, conversational style and are drawn to their radios by her insightful and probing questions; and

WHEREAS, Several cultural luminaries and political leaders have enjoyed conversations with Patty on WDAS. These include Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Patti LaBelle, Quincy Jones, Denzel Washington, and Smokey Robinson, among countless others; and

WHEREAS, Patty has also lent her talents to several chari...

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