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Eddie O'Jay

Eddie O'Jay

Eddie O'Jay is one of the pioneering R & B disc jockeys who started his long career at WOKY / Milwaukee. It wasn't long before he was heard at Cleveland's WABQ where he became one of the city most recognized and popular urban radio voices. While breaking a lot of major acts, it was a five member band from Canton and Massillon that catapulted him into music history. The band was called the Mascots, and O'Jay took them on as their manager and director. As a tribute they took his name as their own, and the O'Jays would go on to their own long and very prosperous career culminating with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. O'Jay performed on stage as well with productions at the renowned Cleveland theater Karamu House, seen in "My Sister Eileen," "Wonderful Town," "Golden Boy," and "The Connection."

Eddie O'Jay's career continued long after Cleveland with stops at WUFO / Buffalo, and WWRL, WBLS and WLIB in New York City. After 27 years in US radio he expanded to international markets with a syndicated radio program on "Swazi Music Radio," in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1980. He also did extensive voice over work for Chevrolet, Schlitz Malt Liquor, Sears, Perdue Chicken, Lipton Tea, Campbell's Soup and the "Sesame Street" TV series.

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