WMGL-Charleston radio icon Frankie “The Big Bopper” Green Passes

Mr. Frankie “The Big Bopper” Green, age 66 of Charleston, SC, transcended into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Mr. Green is the son of the late Mrs. Marie G. Mitchell and husband of Mrs. Catherine Green.

He is survived by his Wife: Mrs. Catherine Green; Children: Ms. Erica Green, Mrs. Frankie Lacher White (Glenn), and Mrs. Maria Ray (Michael); siblings: Ms. Karen Green and Mr. Carl Green; mother-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Perry; sister-in-law, Mrs. Sharon Green; grandchildren: Robert Young, III, Ra’Ven Young, Caleb Diggs, Carsyn Diggs; and honorary grandson: Mason Macon. He will be missed by millions.

Mr. Green was a radio personality, that has received many awards; one being The Drum Major Award from President Barack Obama for his work in radio toward civic justice and his commitment to informing the community to get out and vote. Most know him for his signature Saturday morning show, “The Devistating Juke and Jam Show.” He supplied Charleston and surrounding areas with social content, and a combination of blues and soul music that was unique to the city. His style of music and delivery has been mimicked by other DJ’s and radio stations for years. But until his passing he was number one at WMGL-Charleston. In his words, “often imitated but never duplicated.” He was blessed with the gift of gab and an uncanny ability to touch everyone’s heart through music.

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