2001 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Davis, Fillingane, Lott, Watson

House Concurrent Resolution 58

(As Adopted by House and Senate)


WHEREAS, Romeo Sullivan, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, has been in the radio and music industry for almost 50 years; and

WHEREAS, in 1953, early in Mr. Sullivan's radio career he worked in Jackson and Mobile, Alabama, before joining WVMI in Biloxi, where he stayed until 1970; and

WHEREAS, in 1970, Mr. Sullivan began his tenure with WBKH in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he spent 16 years entertaining the southeastern part of Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, in 1986, Mr. Sullivan was hired as manager of WKNZ-FM and remained there until his retirement in 1996; and

WHEREAS, throughout his long and distinguished career, Mr. Sullivan has worked with legends such as the late deejay and country music recording artist Jack Cardwell, as well as Boots Barnes, Clay Daniels, Jack Crisp, Luke McDaniel and Gene Leachman; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his successful radio career, Mr. Sullivan provided "Tapes for Troops" during the Vietnam War, which earned him a special award from the USO and a mention on one of Bob Hope's television specials; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan is widely known and admired through his involvement in various charities and earned numerous awards and citations for his work, and he continues to provide support to the "Toys for Tots" campaign each Christmas; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan's distinguishing and unique style as a deejay has made him a hit with listeners who named him "Most Popular Air Personality" for two consecutive years; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan is still recognized and known for his famous sign off line, "Good nite to Miss Lonesome"; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan was recognized for his remarkable career as he was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 22, 2000; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan's contributions to the country music radio industry are invaluable, and as a result of his outstanding dedication and service, he has earned the respect and admiration of his friends, family and numerous fans:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Mr. Romeo Sullivan for his outstanding career in the country music radio industry and extend our heartiest wishes for success in all his future endeavors.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Romeo Sullivan and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.