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In memoriam

Jim Allen (Jack Campbell)
March 11, 1929 - July 10, 2002

Thanks Dustin.


Jim Allen another great DJ on The Mighty 690, WVOK, from 1961 until 1966. After leaving WVOK, Mr. Allen became a successful concert promoter. In addition, he appeared on the Tonight Show and many other entertainment shows. He gained fame among the celebrity ranks as a great interviewer and conducted many for Dick Clark Productions over the years. He was also the voice of Meienke Mufflers and Delta Airlines for several years. His accomplishments are legendary in advertising and the early days of radio subscription services - just prior to the Casey Kasem era. He did many commercials for AT 40 and many other canned programs. He was a staff announcer for NBC for a few months. For those of you who knew Mr. Allen, knows he was truly a gift to humanity. His sense of humor, keen intellect, artistic mind, and distinct charisma made him one of the most recognizable and unforgettable people anyone would ever meet.

Sadly, we lost Mr. Campbell aka Allen, July 10, 2002.

(Thanks to his son, Rick, for providing this information.)


This photo was taken at Dixie Speedway, Bessemer, Alabama around 1961. Most likely Jim was the announcer that night and for several years the laughter wafted throughout the stands with every display of his dry wit and sparkling charm.
(Photo submittted by Robert, thanks)