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Reggie Davenport came of age to the sound of hot mixing Chicago radio DJs during the 1980s. Shows on WKKC helped train him as a music lover at a young age, and he has kept his finger on the pulse of house music radio in the City ever since. He also cultivated his love of house music even when he left home to serve in the armed forces abroad, partying around England and the UK when he wasn’t on base. Today Davenport DJs online and around Chicago as DJ Purple.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, DJ Purple, hotmixing, disc jockey
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Reggie 'DJ Purple' Davenport" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 41.