Longtime Philadelphia Disc Jockey Don Cannon Dead at 74

By David Madden

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another bit of Philadelphia radio history is gone, with word of the death of longtime morning disc jockey Don Cannon at the age of 74.

He plied his trade at a half-dozen stations around town over a more than 30-year career, retiring from WOGL-FM in 2004.

WOGL music director Tommy McCarthy worked with Cannon for 24 of those years, and remembers Cannon’s commitment to the community.

“Don was always one of the first ones who was more than happy to share his time for a great cause,” McCarthy recalls.

Some longtime Philadelphians may remember Cannon’s faceless cameo in the movie Rocky.

“Good morning, Mrs. Kramer, this is Don Cannon, WIBG Philadelphia…” Don’s voice can be heard emanating from a nearby radio as Sylvester Stallone drinks raw eggs from a glass.

Cannon is survived by a wife and two sons.  Services are scheduled for Sunday, in Trevose, Pa.



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