Beloved Chattanooga broadcaster and personality Tommy Jett died on Wednesday at age 77.
Locals shared their memories of Jett’s long career and friendships on social media. We’ve posted a few of those memories/condolences below.
Here is a round-up of local media stories about Jett’s passing:
Cagle—who goes by ChattanoogaBen on YouTube—also shared Jett’s final radio sign-off in 2009.
And WDEF shared a video from 1977 of Jett talking about the death of Elvis Presley:
— News 12 Now (@wdefnews12) April 25, 2018
Very sad to hear about the passing of Tommy Jett. WFLI “Jett Fli” was the place on the dial for the hits! Always enjoyed getting the chance to talk with him about music and the many stars he met through the years. TJ the DJ will be missed. “Hey Now”, rest in peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/MpUb2pwSDA
— David Glenn WTVC (@StormTrack9Dave) April 25, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting #TommyJett a few years ago when #SmithandWesley were on air with him. Grew up listening to him in the ole Tank. #RIP Tommy. https://t.co/nXZSKeciJY pic.twitter.com/xDoTDoADyV
— Deedra Hemphill (@DeedraHemphill) April 25, 2018
— David Carroll (@DAVIDCARROLL3) April 25, 2018
Sad news today. My old buddy Tommy Jett passed away. He was the first live radio show I produced every week on our classic country station and I learned a lot during that time. This pic was taken during our last night working together in July 2009. RIP TJ the DJ 💔 #HeyNow pic.twitter.com/etsejHTciM
— Brooke Watkins (@Brookabus) April 25, 2018
— Cowboy (@sportscowboy) April 25, 2018
RIP @TommyJett. A true radio legend. So glad I had the privilege of running into him on numerous occasions over the years. Humble, gracious, just a great guy.
— David Karnes (@DavidKarnes3) April 26, 2018