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(Joe "Butterball" Tamburro.  File photo)

Groundbreaking Philadelphia DJ ‘Butterball’ Dead at 70

Joe “Butterball” Tamburro was a Philadelphia radio legend on WDAS, becoming a DJ at a black radio station during the turbulent civil rights years.


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New Book Details History Of Radio In Philadelphia Through Pictures

Author Alan Boris says just about every innovation in the radio business — from live audiences to radio dramas, soap operas, rock and roll or (ahem) all news — started or hit its peak in Philadelphia.