|12-11-2007, 09:17 PM||#1|
Lights Out B***h!
Join Date: Mar 2003
RIP "Jockey Joe"
I hadn't thought about this guy in a long time, but it was sad to hear. My dad listened to 56KLZ "Colorado Country" non-stop when I was a kid and Jockey Joe was on the radio every morning. RIP buddy.
DENVER- Joseph "Jocky Joe" Rateau died on Saturday, December 8 2007 of complications of Diabetes. He was 68.
If you lived in Denver during the late 70's through the early 90's you may have heard his name, and his voice.
Joseph "Jockey Joe" Rateau worked at 56KLZ and KYGO during his 15-year stay on Denver's airwaves and his show topped the rating chart.
He entertained listeners with humor and style from 6:00am to 10:00am weekdays.
Jockey Joe's career began in the 1950's when, at the age of 15, he got his first DJ job with WHBC in Canton Ohio.
He spent the next 40 years as a disc jockey for such notable stations as WLS in Chicago, WONE in Dayton, KLEI in Hawaii, , and WLW in Cincinnati.
Joseph Rateau was a Type I diabetic and supported the American Diabetes Association.
Joseph "Jockey Joe" Rateau died at home in Littleton, CO. He is survived by his wife Alice, his son Joey, his daughter Julie, and his sisters Darlene George and Sherry Young.
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