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Joyce W. Dae

Joyce W. Dae (real name Joyce Keene) was an obscure Tampa Bay deejay from Johnson Corner, GA (a very, very small community in the southern part of the state), who hosted a show called "Dream Date" on WDAE and played adult standards overnights in the early 1960’s. She was also most likely the first female deejay in the Tampa-St. Pete area to have her own radio show.

Of course, the "W. Dae" meant "WDAE." Longtime area listeners who remember the show say that, while she had a sexy voice, she didn't come off as sounding cheap. Since her name was specific to WDAE, it’s unlikely she carried it with her to another station, at least not in the Tampa Bay area.

Joyce’s radio career began following graduation from high school at a station in Augusta, GA. In 1952, she was a runner-up in the Miss Georgia contest, which led to a job with a station in New York and marriage to a New York doctor.

In 1962, she began driving dragsters in Phenix City, AL but that came to a halt when her dragster ran off a 75-foot cliff at 112 mph. She came through in one piece but decided to call it quits to that style of life.

Since Joyce had some relatives in the Tampa area, she decided that was going to be her next stop. She returned to her radio roots and landed overnights on WDAE.

Station History

1962 - 1964 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)

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