Joe Dawson

Veteran programmer and air personality Joe Dawson passed away after battling pneumonia. Dawson was a member of the original “Hot Hits” staff at “B96” WBBM Chicago from 1982-1990, working alongside Steve Davis, Gary Spears, Dave Robbins, Bob Lewis and Tony Taylor.

Dawson, who most recently had been running a sports advertising business, also programmed WWKX Providence and worked at WFYR Chicago and “92X” Columbus (the former WXGT) as “Smokin’ Joe” Dawson