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J. Bazzel Mull

Musical Artist from United States of America

Jacob Bazzel Mull (October 4, 1914(1914-10-04), in Valdese, North Carolina — September 5, 2006(2006-09-05)) was a Christian minister and religious broadcaster in East Tennessee. Mull was the grandson of Wallace B. Mull, a circuit riding preacher in the 1800s. His parents and siblings had formed a Gospel music group, The Valdese Sacred Band, and Mull played banjo in the group as a child. He had been legally blind since the age of 11 months, after an accidental fall into a fireplace had damaged his eyesight. He memorized verses from the Bible as someone read them aloud. Mull began preaching in 1932. In 1939, Mull began preaching on radio stations in North Carolina. In 1942 he began a Gospel music program on two AM radio stations in Knoxville, Tennessee, WROL and WNOX. He later bought a FM station in Knoxville, WJBZ, which he nicknamed Praise 96.3. Mull syndicated the program on nighttime clear-channel megastation WWL 870 AM in New Orleans and consequently became known among nighttime truck drivers across the United States. Commonly he was master-of-ceremonies with his wife Elizabeth and used the familiar by-line "This is your old neighbour J. Bazzel [then her voice] and Mrs. Mull  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1914-10-04
Place of birth
Burke County
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Mull
Profession
Singer

Death

Date of death
2006

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