Ray Taliaferro, an open liberal who from 1977 to 2011 hosted an overnight radio show in KGO, was reported missing from Paducah Ky., Near his home in southern Illinois, the County Sheriff's Office reported. from Massac.
Taliaferro, 79, was reported missing on November 10, according to the Massac County Sheriff's Department, based in Metropolis, Illinois, across the Ohio River from Paducah. Taliaferro now lives in that southern Illinois county.
The only San Francisco radio station was last seen in Paducah on November 10. A pamphlet from the Paducah Police Department says that "Ray was last seen talking to the manager of the Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in Paducah, he may be disoriented and signs of dementia."
Taliaferro has a long professional resume, which includes leading the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP. He is also credited with the first black talk show host at a major market radio station (New York City) and the first black member of the San Francisco arts commission.
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