WILLIAM "BILL" MAYHUGH (1927 - 2018) Washington D.C. jazz DJ

Bill Mayhugh, a longtime Washington-area radio host who had an overnight jazz and easy-listening program for almost 30 years, helped raise millions of dollars for charity and was a founder of the Marine Corps Marathon, died Oct. 12, 2018 at an assisted-living facility in Olney, Md. He died on his 91st birthday. He had complications from a broken hip, said a son, Jack Mayhugh. Mr. Mayhugh was a native Washingtonian who began his career as a jazz drummer when he was 16. He turned to broadcasting in 1949, reading the morning news on WFAX-AM in Fairfax County, Va., and soon gave up performing music in favor of talking about it. Early in his career, he was the host of a morning show and a children’s show, and he had a brief turn as a television announcer in the early 1950s before finding his niche as a DJ and interviewer, where he brought a musician’s insight to the airwaves. He first joined WMAL-AM in 1953 as the host of “Mayhugh’s Moods” from 10 to 11 p.m. Later he was evening and afternoon jazz DJ on Washington D.C.'s WOL-AM. Bill's radio career began at WFAX in 1949 and it spanned close to 50 years in the Washington, D.C. area. He worked at other noteworthy stations such as WPIK, WGAY and WOL. Bill is best known for hosting the "All Night Show" from midnight to 6 a.m. on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C. for 30 years.

Bill & Shirley Mayhugh - Out of the Past - 2009 from Chuck Langdon on Vimeo.

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