WHUP lost a friend and fellow traveler when Joe Tullos made the leap to the next dimension of time and space on November 10. As the co-host of Signal 19, Joe embodied the spirit and sensibility of WHUP the same way he did in every aspect of his life whether making and recording music or running restaurants in Hillsborough, where he lived for 20 years after relocating from his New Orleans home. An effervescent personality always ready to pitch in and share a laugh, Joe never lacked for outside-the-box ideas on how to make the station better and get things done.
To honor Joe’s contributions to WHUP and the music scene wherever he lived, fellow Signal 19 co-host and longtime friend Mike Benson will be broadcasting a two-hour tribute special this Thursday from 11 am – 1 pm. The show will include some of Joe’s music, which he continued to create until the end, as well as snippets from the Signal 19 archives. And a toast. The show will also be available on demand in perpetuity in the WHUP archives. We hope you’ll tune in and tell your friends.