WDAS FM Celebrates Patty Jackson’s 30 Years in Radio with a Concert feat. Gladys Knight and Freddie Jackson

by Kevin Ross - Posted Thursday, August 9th, 2012. Category: URBAN

105.3 WDAS FM, Philly’s Adult Mix: R&B, Classic Soul, announced today a star studded concert to celebrate Patty Jackson’s 30 years in radio, on Sunday, August 19, at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature Gladys Knight, Freddie Jackson, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, The Delfonics, Glen Jones, Enchantment and Breakwater live at the Dell Music Center.

The concert, sponsored by WDAS FM, Platinum Productions and the Dell Music Center, will celebrate Jackson’s legendary career in broadcasting and current reign as the “Midday Queen of Philly.” From emceeing the city’s most high profile community events to mentoring young girls, she has made her mark on the Philadelphia community and the radio industry. Jackson has consistent ratings success and her personality webpage for WDAS FM is frequently No. 1. In addition, she has received numerous awards, including “Communicator of the Year” from the National MBA Association and for the past four years has been named “Favorite Radio Personality” by The Philadelphia Tribune. Jackson is deeply connected with the music world and her strong link with listeners and devotion to the community have made her one of the city’s most beloved celebrities. Tickets are on-sale now and for more information visit wdasfm.com.

“Patty Jackson has a unique place in Philadelphia radio with a style that WDAS listeners have connected with for over three decades,” said Ken Johnson, Director of Urban Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Philadelphia. “Her warmth, professionalism and commitment to our community make her a true treasure.”

“I have enjoyed every day of the past 30 years on the radio and I am truly honored,” said Jackson. “I love what I do and appreciate my mentors over the years, including WDAS’ Joe “˜Butterball’ Tamburro, who I will never forget for all that he taught me.”

Fans can listen to WDAS FM on the station’s website wdasfm.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.

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