Sunday, October 30, 2016

Remembering Radio Legend Herb Kent - 88

Herb Kent Photo Credit: V103.com
Yesterday Chicago celebrated the life of Radio legend Herb Kent.  He was a giant of radio and a dear friend in my head.  Herb known by moniker Herb Kent, The Cool Gent or Herbie Baby had a magnificent captivating voice that never changed through seven decades.

When you think of radio greats Tom Joyner and the late Doug Banks, you can thank Herb Kent for being their blueprint.  The Temptations and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles can point to him for breaking their records.

One listen to Herb Kent on V103 and you could get a history lesson on Soul music.  He was knowledgeable and absolutely hilarious. 

He inspired me to learn more about music and even the battle of the best that The Fresh Music Page sometimes does. Herb Kent taught me that nobody beats Aretha Franklin during battle of the best.

Herb Kent was indeed the King of the Dusties.  Rest well King!