Joe Wade Formicola, WKIX disc jockey, who was the Billboard Magazine Country Music DJ of the Year in 1985. Formicola died Tuesday.
Joe Wade Formicola, WKIX disc jockey, who was the Billboard Magazine Country Music DJ of the Year in 1985. Formicola died Tuesday. 1985 News & Observer file photo
Joe Wade Formicola, WKIX disc jockey, who was the Billboard Magazine Country Music DJ of the Year in 1985. Formicola died Tuesday. 1985 News & Observer file photo
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Joe Wade Formicola, pioneering country DJ, has died

June 01, 2017 01:07 PM

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