romeo sullivan - Inducted 2000
Romeo Sullivan (born: Wagarville, AL) was a key figure in Country radio in the South Mississippi/Alabama area. His first stage appearance was at the ripe age of 5, when he sang Mule Skinner Blues and won five dollars and a cake. He laughingly says "bet that George Jones never won five dollars AND a cake." He had his own band at the age of 15, playing in places that he admits were really scary. Sullivan's first radio job was at WPBB, Jackson, AL where he begged the station manager to let him work week-ends for free. His first full time job was at WTUF in Mobile, Alabama, where he worked with Jack Cardwell, Boots Barnes, Luke McDaniels and Gene Leachman. In 1967 he landed the job as program director at WVMI in Biloxi, Ms. When Hurricane Camille hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast he kept the station on the air, providing information and entertainment to the victims of the sorm.1970 found him in Hattiesburg, Ms. at WBKH, where he later became manager, and WKNZ Collins, MS. Sullivan retired in 1997, after almost 45 years as a country disc jockey. Romeo was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 2000.