Cincinnati's Longest-Running Radio Personality to be Honored with Secondary Street Name

Lincoln Ware has been on air for five decades.

Cincinnati City Council is celebrating the longest-running radio personality on air in Cincinnati in a big way.

In honor of Lincoln Ware’s 50th on-air anniversary, Glenwood Avenue in Avondale is receiving a secondary name of “Lincoln Ware Way.” Ware is a Cincinnati talk radio personality on WDBZ’s "The Buzz.” He hosts “The Lincoln Ware Show” on weekdays from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Lincoln Ware Way will stand where Ware began his radio career in 1973 at WCIN as a disc jockey. During its reign, WCIN was the second-oldest Black radio station in the U.S.

“Lincoln's insight is unmatched as he not only offers the listening audience his personal thoughts and opinions, but also provides them a chance to voice their thoughts on local and national affairs,” The Buzz website reads. “He has the gift of causing sparks to fly over the radio waves, igniting heated debates and providing continuous entertainment for listeners to enjoy.”

Cincinnati City Council is hosting an unveiling of the new street name on Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. on Glenwood Avenue at the corner of Vine Street to honor Ware’s five decades of dedication and contributions to the city. Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, will emcee the unveiling and remarks will be made by Mayor Aftab Pureval, Patti and Bootsy Collins, Dan Abercrombie, Sandra Jones Mitchell, Dr. Keith Melvin, P. Ann Everson Price, Tamiko Ware Mauldin (daughter), Dr. Tia Ware (daughter) and Sharon Ware (wife).

Ware is a Cincinnati native who graduated from Woodward High School. He was in the United States Marine Corps and during his time as a marine, was a member of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.

“Lincoln Ware has made a lasting impact on the Cincinnati local media community and to health and wellness within the African American community with his Lincoln Ware Walking Club,” a press release reads. “His legacy, contributions, and dedication to the City of Cincinnati and its citizens will long be remembered.”

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