Sound Note

Sound Note:
by Patty Jackson

Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is building an expanded archive of cultural memory that includes multiple histories, re-place-ing the established with new narratives and understandings. Notes from invited artists and community members consider place via the street, sound, food, trees, and other portals. 

Beloved Philadelphia radio veteran Patty Jackson shares some of her favorite Philadelphia sounds.

I Love Music by The O'Jays
Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (makes you think of the Belmont Plateau)
Say You Love Me by Breakwater  (just a feel good Philly song)
You Are My Friend by Patti LaBelle (when you hear her music, you think of Philly)
The Love I Lost by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Expressway to Your Heart by Soul Survivors (makes you think of Philly / Gamble and Huff's first hit)


Patty Jackson, born November 4, 1963 and raised in South Philadelphia, is a thirty-two year radio veteran. Patty’s radio career has taken her from WSSJ in Camden, New Jersey, to the country station WXTU, then to Philadelphia’s Hip Hop station WUSL, and then to the classic R&B format known as WDAS-FM. After spending one year co-hosting mornings at WIOQ, Patty returned to her home at WDAS. Patty’s mid-day program, her Cafe 105, and 4-1-1 features are all considered mandatory to Philadelphia’s adult radio listeners. She can also be heard across the country via iHeartRadio. Patty is currently the midday host at WDAS-FM working 10am - 3pm Monday through Friday. In addition, she hosts “The Wide Wonderful World of Butter” oldies program every Sunday from 7pm – midnight. Her warmth and conversational style is a standout in Philadelphia radio. Patty’s entertainment reporting has earned her the title of entertainment writer for the Philadelphia Tribune. With all that she is dedicated to, the “foodie” in Patty has found time to create her very own web series, visiting food venues with delectable cuisine in the Philadelphia and surrounding area. Patty’s Taste of Philly can be found weekly on Whether she’s chatting it up with the stars or talking about the spicy seafood salad that the WDAS staff begs her to make, Patty Jackson’s voice is undeniably the female adult voice of the Philadelphia market—warm, soulful, and sweet!

Sound Notes
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