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Everett Cork Jr. was WCIN-AM radio personality

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Everett “The Cork” Cork Jr., a longtime radio personality at WCIN-AM, died Sunday. October 22, 2017, in Cincinnati.

Mr. Cork revived the R&B sound of old WCIN-AM with his Classic Vibes 1480CIN.com online radio station. The Kennedy Heights resident was the keeper of the flame for WCIN-AM, the city’s first station for African Americans in 1953. He twice worked at WCIN-AM, before and after it switched to classical music on Sept. 1, 1988. Services for Mr. Cork are set for Friday, Nov. 4, at a location to be announced. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with the service starting at noon.

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    Diane Sneed February 5, 2018 2:45 pm