Radio Facts 10 Best Black Radio DJs of All Time (revised)

by Kevin Ross - Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014. Category: Top 10 Features

frankie-crocker In 2010, Radio Facts did an industry poll about who the industry thought deserved to be placed in the Top 10 Best Black DJs of All Time. These are the 10 that made the list but I added some honorable mentions at the end. I have revised the list with better pics and info. The Radio Facts Top 10 Best DJs of All Time winners are below. I am disappointed but not surprised to see that there is no new talent from the past decade or two on here. Sadly, it is no wonder talent from the last two decades didn’t place in the Top 10. There is little room for the new legends to grow in the urban radio market today. In addition, several of the winners are from the New York market and nobody in the California market even placed. Without question, New York is indeed the Number One radio market that produces (or has produced) the top urban talent… I wrote this piece while dealing with a toothache, so please excuse any typos…my advice, just have the Dentist pull the tooth and put a post in later. A root canal is absolutely ridiculous, I’ve had one, it’s not worth the pain, extra expense and the up chargers that Dentists rip people off with these days. You can see the entire list of candidates that voters submitted here. Now on to our winners… (Click “Next” to see next DJ)  


  • Blondy Van Weirden

    This article has absolutely and totally eliminated the DJs west of the Mississippi.

  • John Hairston

    I don’t mean any disrespect to any of the DJ’s listed, but I think someone omitted or missed one who definitely belongs on that list, the late Melvin Lindsey the Original creator of the Quiet Storm format. Melvin got the Quiet Storm going at WHUR in Washington, DC in the early 1970s while he was still a college student at Howard University. It was his original Quiet Storm and the Jocks in NYC and other parts of the country later picked it up. RIP Melvin, lest we forget!!

    • Kevin Ross

      John, you are right, Melvin should have made the list