SHELBY COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — Bobby O’Jay, known as the King of Memphis radio, has passed away, according to a release from iHeartMedia Market President Kevin Klein.

Klein confirmed the news Tuesday morning.


Memphis radio DJ Bobby O’Jay inducted into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, reports Fox13.

O’Jay was born in Batesville, Miss., in 1953.

In February of 1983, he came to work in Memphis, to WDIA, a historic station.

He was a member of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.


Geo quick facts: Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 927,644. It is the state’s largest county both in terms of population and geographic area. Its county seat is Memphis, a port on the Mississippi River and the second most populous city in Tennessee – Wikipedia.