IN LOVING MEMORY: Bernie McCain, WOL’s First Program Director (1936- 2012)

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Relive some of Bernie McCain’s many shining WOL radio moments. 

BERNIE MCCAIN BIO

Bernie McCain was a radio veteran of over 45 years whose career has crossed numerous

media outlets and many continents. Bernie’s career began in Newark, N.J. at WNJR.

Bernie worked in Radio and TV in many cities across the U.S., including Cleveland, St.

Louis, Richmond, San Francisco, Oakland, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. He has also

worked in Europe, South America and Africa.

Bernie has held many titles including Music Director, News Director, Program Director,

Talk Show Host, General Manager, News Photographer and Cinematographer. He was

responsible for assisting in the launch of two stations (WKIE in Richmond & 2DK in

Antigua).

Bernie has also lived in London, Paris, Germany and Venezuela, Washington, D.C. and

Maryland. Bernie served as the first Program Director of Radio One’s first station (WOL)

in 1980.

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