Hal Jackson

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Birthday
3, 1915
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
May 23, 2012 (96)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1915
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
May 23, 2012 (96)

About

Radio personality remembered for being the first black radio sports announcer in American history. He was the host of programs like Talk Show and was an announcer for Negro League Baseball games.

Before Fame

He was raised in Washington, D.C. and attended Howard University.

Trivia

During his time with WBLS in New York City, he hosted the region's highest-rated show, attracting more than four million listeners nightly.

Family Life

He was married and had three children.

Associated With

He and Donnie Simpson are both black radio show hosts who broke color barriers during their careers.