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Updated as of 9/26/01
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Kae Williams (1921-1987)
Pioneer Black Broadcaster
Ulysses Kae Williams was a pioneer Black
broadcaster in the Philadelphia area, working from 1945 to 1986 on such stations
as WDAS, WHAT, WSSJ and WCAM. He also had a TV show in 1964.
After military service during World War II, he
returned to Philadelphia where he became a music promoter and disc jockey. Among
the groups he managed were The Silhouettes, The Sensations, Solomon Burke and
Yvonne Baker. The Silhouettes and The Sensations sold millions of copies of
"Get a Job" and "Let me in." Unfortunately, Williams did not
hold the copyrights to the songs, and like many of that era, came away with
little in the way of money.
In 1954, Williams introduced B.B. King to
In 1978 he was presented the first Mary DEE
Award, presented by the Phialdelphia. Record promoters Association for
outstanding community service and broadcasting. Active right up to the time of
his death with "reunion" broadcasts, and community efforts to help the
youths, Williams was well known and respected both in the broadcast industry as
well as among Philadelphians.
Williams at WDAS Radio, Philadelphia.
If you have further information, pictures, or old playlists, etc regarding
Kae Williams, his son would love to hear from you: Darryl