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Everett Cork, who revived the R&B sound of old WCIN-AM with his Classic Vibes 1480CIN.com online radio station, died Sunday.

The Kennedy Heights resident was the keeper of the flame for WCIN-AM, the city's first station for African-Americans in 1953.

Provided by Everett Cork

Former DJ Everett Cork and news reporter Gina Ruffin Moore talk about the good old days of WCIN-AM (1480), one of the nation’s first stations for African-Americans, at the main Public Library downtown Saturday afternoon.

“Hitting the airwaves in October 1953, WCIN-AM, the oldest Black radio station east of the Mississippi River, opened the door for other Black formatted stations to exist in the area,” says the publicity for the program from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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