Don Patterson, co-founder of The Soul Show
I just found out in the wee Sunday morning hours that Don Patterson, co-founder of TSS, died this weekend. The Soul Show was Don's brainchild, and he and Stef Chatman aired Episode 1 on 6/24/95. It quickly became a weekend staple on WYEP.
Don and Stef returned for the 20th Anniversary Show in 2015. When Stef succumbed to COVID-19 this past spring, Don was an honored guest on the tribute show, providing valuable history on the TSS origins.
Don and I opted to let the TSS 25th anniversary pass quietly this June, knowing that the earlier Stef tribute show captured the essence of what we needed to present.
The Don Patterson tribute will take place on July 4th from 2p to 5p. See you then.