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Douglas "Jocko" Henderson (March 8, 1918, Baltimore<ref>Listen to a 1957 Aircheck from the Legendary Philly DJ Jocko Henderson. WXPN, March 7, 2011.</ref>-July 15, 2000, Philadelphia) was an American radio deejay.

Henderson began his broadcast career in 1952 at Baltimore station WSID, and in 1953 began broadcasting in Philadelphia on WHAT.<ref name=inq>Douglas 'Jocko' Henderson, 82; a pioneering radio personality. The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 18, 2000.</ref> He hosted a show called "Rocket Ship" out of New York radio stations WOV and WADO from 1954 to 1964, which was an early conduit for rock & roll.<ref name=nyd>Jocko Henderson Had An Air About Him. New York Daily News, July 27, 2000.</ref> He was known for a distinctive style of rhythmic patter in his radio voice, which he had learned from a Baltimore deejay, Maurice "Hot Rod" Hulbert.<ref name=nyd/> Henderson continued on the stations WDAS and WHAT until 1974, deejaying in Philadelphia and New York as well as hosting concerts in both cities and a TV music program in New York.<ref name=philly>Dj 'Jocko' Henderson Dies At 82. Philadelphia Daily News, July 18, 2000</ref> In addition to Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore, Henderson was also broadcast on stations in St. Louis, Detroit, Miami, and Boston.<ref name=inq/>

In 1978, Henderson made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district.<ref name=inq/> He also made some early rap records, recording 12" singles for Philadelphia International and Sugar Hill Records. He continued deejaying on oldies stations into the 1990s.<ref>Ben Fong-Torres, Jocko Henderson at Encyclopedia Britannica</ref>

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia [1] inducted Henderson into their Hall of Fame in 2004.


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Douglas "Jocko" Henderson (March 8, 1918, Baltimore<ref>Listen to a 1957 Aircheck from the Legendary Philly DJ Jocko Henderson. WXPN, March 7, 2011.</ref>-July 15, 2000, Philadelphia) was an American radio deejay.

Henderson began his broadcast career in 1952 at Baltimore station WSID, and in 1953 began broadcasting in Philadelphia on WHAT.<ref name=inq>Douglas 'Jocko' Henderson, 82; a pioneering radio personality. The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 18, 2000.</ref> He hosted a show called "Rocket Ship" out of New York radio stations WOV and WADO from 1954 to 1964, which was an early conduit for rock & roll.<ref name=nyd>Jocko Henderson Had An Air About Him. New York Daily News, July 27, 2000.</ref> He was known for a distinctive style of rhythmic patter in his radio voice, which he had learned from a Baltimore deejay, Maurice "Hot Rod" Hulbert.<ref name=nyd/> Henderson continued on the stations WDAS and WHAT until 1974, deejaying in Philadelphia and New York as well as hosting concerts in both cities and a TV music program in New York.<ref name=philly>Dj 'Jocko' Henderson Dies At 82. Philadelphia Daily News, July 18, 2000</ref> In addition to Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore, Henderson was also broadcast on stations in St. Louis, Detroit, Miami, and Boston.<ref name=inq/>

In 1978, Henderson made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district.<ref name=inq/> He also made some early rap records, recording 12" singles for Philadelphia International and Sugar Hill Records. He continued deejaying on oldies stations into the 1990s.<ref>Ben Fong-Torres, Jocko Henderson at Encyclopedia Britannica</ref>

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia [1] inducted Henderson into their Hall of Fame in 2004.


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Intro  Reception, retrospect and influence  Discography  References  

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