Jack Parnell

While you may not recognize the face or the name, you have probably heard Jack Parnell's voice every single day.  When pioneering Rock n Roll announcer Dewey Phillips left Memphis' WHBQ-AM 560 in 1958, his slot on the station was filled by Jack Parnell.  During his very long tenure as WHBQ's signature voice and program director, Jack Parnell became a legend in his own right.  As WHBQ's program director, Jack Parnell helped shape the modern Top 40 radio station format.  Since the early 1970s, Jack Parnell has pursued a very lucrative career as a voiceover specialist.  For many years, Jack Parnell's voice was heard during arrivals and departures from Memphis International Airport.  Parnell's voice has been heard on commercials for Memphis area companies as well as national commercials for companies like ServiceMaster and Kroger.  Jack Parnell has narrated long form documentaries for NASA and for numerous Christian ministries.  In 2015, Jack Parnell was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.