Defending Nat King Cole wasn’t on his play list

On this day in 1956: Bob Raiford, a disc jockey on Charlotte’s WBT, is fired for denouncing on the air the racial beating of Nat King Cole during a concert two days earlier in Birmingham, Ala.

2 thoughts on “Defending Nat King Cole wasn’t on his play list”

  1. Intreresting. Is this the same Robert D. Raiford, commentator on the John Boy & Billy Big Show? His Wikipedia bio says he worked at WBT way back when…

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