Obit: Don Dillard
By Mike Stern
Updated 11 Hour(s) 42 Minute(s) ago
Legendary Washington D.C. disc jockey Don Dillard died at his home in Annapolis, Md., Thursday (May 28) of an apparent heart attack. Dillard was a pioneer in the market playing rock-and-roll, rockabilly and R&B records on WDON-AM in the mid-1950's.
Dillard was able to play whatever he wanted because his father, Everett, owned the station, as well as WASH-FM and 52 other stations in the region. That also explains the station's call-letters.