Hattie Leeper: Lovingly Known as “Chatty Hattie” First Black Woman Disc Jockey in Charlotte, N.C. [Video]

0 Posted by - May 1, 2021 - Black First, BLACK WOMEN, LATEST POSTS

Hattie Leeper was just a teenager working odd jobs at WGIV-AM when she became the first African-American woman on Charlotte radio in the 1950’s. She was known as “Chatty Hattie,” to an integrated Charlotte audience during her years as the top-rated disc jockey at WGIV.

Leeper’s interest in radio began at an early age. By the time she was fifteen, she was an errand girl for the DJ’s at radio station WGIV. One day, one of the DJ’s showed up drunk, crashing his car as he arrived at the station’s studio. Leeper had to stand in for the DJ and that is how her career first got started, playing records on the air.

Initially, Leeper was afraid to speak much between the records that she soon got over that and became known as ‘Chatty Hattie.’  After she finished high school, she was officially appointed to a DJ’s post at the station, making her the first black female DJ at WGIV.  She was the best known and top rated DJ at the station for a long period of time. It was ‘Chatty Hattie’ that drew up the station’s singles charts on numerous occasions.

One chart ‘Chatty Hattie’ compiled was in August 1964 which included: The Supremes, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Bobby Bland, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Garnett Mimms, the Beatles, Marvin Gaye and the Impressions who topped it. In addition to their Top 40 chart, the station also selected ten hit picks to play on rotation (calling them their ‘Heavy concentration Spins’). In August 1964 one of those singles was Kenny Hamber’s “Show Me Your Monkey.” So his track got heavy exposure in North Carolina for a few weeks that summer.

WGIV managed to be a cutting edge concern through up until 1967. After working at WGIV for several years, Leeper went on to become a record producer and even ran her own record label. Leeper won numerous awards, including a spot in the N.C. Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame.


Video: YouTube




  • Rodrigo Barahana April 5, 2019 - 1:08 pm

    I wish to express my appreciation for your generosity giving support to those individuals that must have assistance with this important topic. Your real commitment to passing the solution up and down had become exceedingly productive and has usually empowered most people much like me to attain their aims. Your entire informative tips and hints signifies a whole lot to me and a whole lot more to my colleagues. Best wishes; from everyone of us.

  • Emma Love April 6, 2019 - 4:43 pm

    Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed. They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”.

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him. On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple.

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace. It will be a false peace for a period of time. You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things. They have their plans set in place. It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.


  • ring of elysium aimbot April 9, 2019 - 2:25 am

    Thanks for the guidelines you have shared here. One more thing I would like to convey is that computer system memory demands generally go up along with other developments in the technological innovation. For instance, any time new generations of cpus are brought to the market, there’s usually a related increase in the size and style demands of both the laptop or computer memory and also hard drive space. This is because the software operated by simply these processor chips will inevitably surge in power to use the new technological innovation.

  • gamefly free trial May 28, 2019 - 8:34 pm

    Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware
    of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they just
    do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the
    top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  • gamefly free trial June 4, 2019 - 5:32 pm

    Why users still use to read news papers when in this technological globe the whole thing is available on net?