State Rep. Gilliard, others celebrate Frankie “The Big Bopper” with Family Day

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) —  The Lowcountry is invited to celebrate the life of a famous Lowcountry disc jockey who passed away back in April, with a family fun day.

State Representative Wendell Gilliard and the community will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Frankie “The Big Bopper” Green on Saturday, June 9.

The Frankie’s Family Day will take place from 13 – 3 p.m. at The Jenkins Institute on Azalea Drive in North Charleston.

“This will be a day filled with family, friends, food, fun, and, of course … GREAT MUSIC,” organizers said in a news release.

Charleston native Frankie Green died Wednesday, April 18. Since February 2000, he hosted a popular radio show that aired on Cumulus Media’s Urban AC station, WMGL-FM/Magic 107.3 every Saturday from 10 a.m-3 p.m., playing old school and the blues and sharing stories and community information with his passionate and loyal audience. He was a fixture in the Lowcountry entertainment scene for more than 40 years.

In January 2015, Frankie was honored by President Barack Obama with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The City of Charleston proclaimed April 25, 2006, as “Frankie the Big Bopper Day” in Charleston, and presented him with a proclamation honoring his service to the Charleston community and a key to the city.  

He was also featured on News 2 during Black History Month

Back in April, the WMGL-FM, Magic 107.3 studio was renamed “Frankie the Big Bopper Studio” to honor the 66-year-old.

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