Hyman Childs

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    How R.L.'s Blues Palace #2 Survived Dallas' Blues-Club Crash

    R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    John Wiley Price Defends Sale of KKDA, Compares Himself to Noah

    On New Years Day, listeners tuning their radio dial to 730 AM were treated not to the typical mix of old-school R&B and soul but a stream of unintelligible foreign syllables. Visiting the website informed them that KKDA, which had served southern Dallas for 42 years had, abruptly and unceremoniously ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Willis Johnson and KKDA Were Booted Off the Air Yesterday to Make Way for a Korean Radio Station

    The writing's been on the wall, one supposes, since KKDA-AM, a.k.a. Soul 73, abruptly laid off Bobby Patterson and most of the rest of its on-air staff, but the terse announcement posted to the station's website yesterday still comes as a shock: "Soul 730 KKDA is no longer broadcasting on the radio ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Soul brother No. 1

    Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Dead air

    KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community