Former WOL Host Bernie McCain Dies

10/19/2012, 3:06 p.m.

Bernie McCain, the first program director for Radio One's WOL AM-1450, has died. He was 76.

McCain's broadcast career spanned 45-years, where he worked in several radio and television markets throughout the United States as well as abroad in Europe, South America and Africa.

McCain, who hosted afternoons on WOL, launched his radio career began in Newark, NJ, at WNJR, and eventually held a range of posts from news and music director to talk show host and general manager. He also helped launch WKIE in Richmond and 2DK in Antigua.

Talk show host Bev Smith described McCain, who died on Oct.12, an African-American legend.

"'Uncle Bernie' was the wise man in the community, the calming voice, and a man who could organize African American men like no other in that area," she said.

Source: Urban Radio Nation