I'll Miss You Man

A friend of mine died today.

Ray Gooding was a pioneer black radio broadcaster here in Charlotte. He worked many years at the 50,000 watt blowtorch of the south, WBT AM.

At night WBT can be heard from Nova Scotia to Cuba.

I haven’t talked to Ray in a few years, but I can still hear his voice. He had me on his Sunday morning radio show once on WBT. That was a thrill for me.

I had lunch with him several times. He was a nut about germs.

Ray was a neighbor to Maurice Williams, who is a Motown Legend with his song, “Stay”, made famous again in the movie “Dirty Dancing”.

I’ll miss you Ray.