"In the mid 1950s he also worked as a disc jockey on radio stations WGST and WAOK in Atlanta, broadcasting The Piano Red Show, later The Dr. Feelgood Show, directly from a small shack in his back yard."It was a little more complicated than that. In Atlanta on WGST-AM there was a white DJ called Zenas "Daddy" Sears, who played Rhythm and Blues on a program called The Blues Caravan. Zenas was big locally, he booked and promoted shows and artists. In 1954 he left WGST-AM and bought 1380 WATL-AM and changed its calls to WAOK. His new program was called "Diggin' the Discs" and it was syndicated. Daddy Sears didn't just play black music, he hired black DJs. Among those was Piano Red. Sears later produced those RCA recordings that made the charts. Spinning them on his own program probably helped. William Perryman did a weekday program from 3 to 4 in the afternoon. Red remained at the station until 1967, spending the last 5 of those years as Doctor Feelgood.
The good doctor stayed on the Okeh label through 1966, then languished as a nightly act at Muhelbrink's Saloon in Atlanta into the 1970s. His lingering fame led to a few short European tours late in life. He died of cancer in 1984. Among those who attended his funeral were the Governor of Georgia and the Mayor of Atlanta.