Horn, Bobby Joe (Bob 'Nighthawk' Terry)(born: 1936 - died: 1977)
Horn was born in Franklin, KY. He was a prominent disc jockey of Black radio in Washington, D.C. at stations WOL-AM, 1965-1971; and WHUR-FM, 1971-1975. His on-the-air name was Bob 'Nighthawk' Terry.
He had attended the New York School of Announcing and Speech then worked as an on-air personality, producer, host, program director, and manager at a number of radio stations before moving to D.C. He was voted Best Air Personality of the Year, WOL-AM, 1966-1970.
Horn left radio to form his own entertainment company; in 1977, he disappeared. In the 2007 movie, Talk to Me, Cedric the Entertainer plays the role of Bob 'Nighthawk' Terry.
For more see The Washington Post articles: T. S. Robinson and C. Schauble, "Disc jockey was officials suspect victim of murder," 3/15/1978, Metro section, p. C1; "Missing persons: 5 unsolved cases," 10/23/1983, First Section, p. A16; and F. Ahrens, "A century's strongest signals," 12/28/1999, Style section, p. C1. See also Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business, by F. Dannen; and Who's Who Among African Americans, 1975-2000.