Someone You Should Know-Joe Bullard

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

There aren't many people that have the name recognition that Joe Bullard does.

He's been a fixture in the Capital City and is just one of those good guys that always makes you smile.

Joe Bullard has been doing it since 1972. His voice you know. 96.1 is the radio dial. He's an institution in Tallahassee, although he says it's just a presence. Even if you don't know Joe Bullard, more than likely, you've at least heard of him.

"Is that you? I didn't think you look like that. You should be older, you should have more hair. My momma talked about you, my daddy knew you," said Bullard.

Bullard spent 15 years on the air, then went to Columbia music for 14 and back again, ruling the Tallahassee airwaves ever since. He's met Mariah, Beyonce, Prince, you name it, they all know Joe. Especially at FAMU.

Since the dawn of time, or 1976, Joe has been the voice of the Marching 100. While he's a presence in the community, Joe is truly an institution on campus.

"It wouldn't be the same if we didn't hear the voice. There's something about that voice," said Carmen Cummings, "It's like silk. It's like magic that fuels the Marching 100."

"If you ask the question, who was the announcer before Joe Bullard, I don't think you'll get a name anymore," said Bullard.

The name was Tony Witman, and he too was good, but there's only one Joe Bullard. He's the voice of choice for thousands of listeners in Tallahassee whether it's leading the 100 or playing some smooth jazz.

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  • by Wesley Location: GA on Mar 17, 2010 at 08:27 AM
    Does anybody know that saying that Mr. bullard says every sunday at the end of the day ,says something about tuff times .
  • by Reggie Location: Tallahassee fl. on Nov 10, 2008 at 07:56 PM
    I love to hear Joe Bullard everysince I was a little boy.I've still love Joe Bullard.He's a nice man when he wants too.
  • by Christine Location: Tallahassee on Oct 6, 2008 at 03:50 PM
    I Love Joe Bullard. He is a legend in our family. I remember my older sisters and brother used to take me and my younger siblings everywhere because " The baddest DJ in Tallahasse and surrounding areas was there. As we grew up, If Joe Bullard was there that is the place to be. Then he disappearred. Now, he is back!!!! I love to hear his voice on the radio. Joe Bullard, "It's who I become when I hear your voice". I give thanks that God is my "Shepard". I give thanks in all things, worry about nothing, and pray about everything, I am still working on those areas in my life. " YOU KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK" you enlighten my family.
  • by Sonya Location: Tallahassee, FL on Sep 12, 2008 at 12:24 PM
    I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Bullard and he a total gentleman. I could feel the love he has for his community and for people in general. It's good to have 'Good News' about a brother who is 'timeless' and has been doing his 'thang' in a positive way since I was a baby girl. We hear enough about gangs, shooting, violence and war. Respect to WCTV for giving honor where honor is due.
  • by Spider Harrison Location: Los Angeles on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM
    Joe you are a ture professional and a super nice guy. Blessings
  • by flesh and blood Location: Tallahassee on Sep 12, 2008 at 08:59 AM
    If he was in the paper or on the news in a mug shot photo then you haters would be happy but since that is not the case all you can do is hate. He and his family have been hated on FOREVER yet we are still here and doing just fine! I believe in giving props to anyone when its due and this is a wonderful presentation of the wonderful man he really is, and whether yall haters like him or not...he's still and always will be on top! See yall haters on the next accomplishment/recognition...
  • by Shirley Location: Havana on Sep 12, 2008 at 04:03 AM
    Often imitated, but never, ever duplicated. Joe is real!!! Stop hating and be happy for the brother. Congratulations. You are all of that and a Rattler too! Oh, yeah.... he God fearing man.
  • by Elaine Location: Tallahassee on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    Joe Bullard you are one of the best radio host throughout Florida. In the afternoon I love to hear this deep voice come on and plays songs that sets you back to another world. If someone say you're boring tell them to listen to someone else, but keep that sorry comment to themselves. Keep doing what you do Joe.
  • by DJ on Sep 11, 2008 at 03:11 PM
  • by One Voice Location: USA on Sep 11, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    wctv,what did you do with Sarah?She was only #9!Gosh she did not even make it to the "stories with most comments? SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? DO YOU NOT LIKE SARAH?
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