Podcast: ‘It’s All True!’ Episode 20, Radio host Richard Steele

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Chicago radio icon Richard Steele joins It’s All True! host Tim Barnes for a conversation about the evolution of race relations in Chicago, and how Richard became a disc jockey in the first place.

RicahrdThe path makes its way through the tumult and segregation of the 1950s & ’60s in a highly segregated Chicago that was unwelcoming of the integration of African-Americans. Steele talks about coming up in that environment, about his doo-wop group The Bishops and about his entry into radio. It’s a story that began with a young Richard Steele playing “radio DJ” into a tape recorder. Plus, Richard tells the funny, true story of his prom night… and how it almost never happened.

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