(CBS) — Listeners from across the Chicago area paid tribute Saturday to legendary disc jockey Herb Kent, who died a week ago at the age of 88.

WBBM’s Bob Roberts was at the House of Hope in the Pullman neighborhood.

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Some remembered Herb Kent the entertainer – flirtatious, self-deprecating, able to put anyone at ease as he spun his “Dusties.”

Brother Harold Hill also remembered him as a peacemaker whose broadcast pleas helped halt the 1968 West Side riots.

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“It was Herb Kent that called guys like myself to stop the riots, stop the looting because we’re destroying your own neighborhood. We have to stop it. And we heard that, and we stopped it,” Hill says.

So many people came to pay tribute that the service was delayed.

It included messages from the president and governor, and a proclamation from the mayor.

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