Former WDIA manager recalls hiring B.B. King
I could have talked with this lady for hours. She was the program director at WDIA radio in Memphis when BB King was hired by the station back in 1949. It became his big break. At the time, WDIA was the first and only radio station with an all-black format. Christine Spindel is now 90 years old.. Yet sharp as a tack. She even remembered that it was raining the day King came in for an interview. She heard from him in the months before his death at age 89. I could tell King still has a place in her heart.