Another longtime Chicago institution is gone: WVON’s late-night talk show On Target has been discontinued. Formerly known as “Hot Line,” it was hosted for 16 years by the dean of late-night talk in the black community, the legendary Wesley South, who turned 93, this past March 23. Wesley South has interviewed presidents John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, as well as baseball great Jackie Robinson and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Target’s last host was well known Chicago personality, Jon Daye. The late Lu Palmer and Professor Willie Dixon have also hosted the show.
Austin Weekly also sends out our deepest sympathy to West Side activist and former Chicago Public Schools teacher Vivian Tyler Stewart on the recent loss of beloved mother.
Meanwhile, Arlene Brigham, another Chicago activist, Mayor Harold Washington supporter, and friend to Emmett Till’s mother (Mamie), recently lost her husband of over 50 years. Lonnie was 90 years of age.