The Bell Ringer: Legendary Memphis DJ continues to inspire listeners through the airwaves and the classroom

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A legendary DJ has been making his mark in the Mid-South for over 30 years, playing tunes on the radio and giving lessons in Memphis’s classrooms.

Stan Bell’s inspiration and love for people can be felt through the airwaves.

Bell is a DJ for V101 and Hallelujah FM radio.

“It’s been a blessing to reach those generations like that and still be able to be appreciated,” Bell said.

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Bell’s portfolio of work and experience in the radio industry began in 1986.

His career spans several genres of music.

From R&B to gospel, Bell, also known as “Stan the Man” and “The Bell Ringer,” said his radio career continues to be a blessing.

“Every move I have made, God is somewhere in the mix,” Bell said.

Bell not only rings a bell over the radio but in classrooms as well.

He’s been a teacher with Shelby County Schools for nearly 30 years, teaching media to kids at several high schools.

“I started teaching in 1993,” Bell said. “I got married in 1992. DJing in the streets was good, being on the air was good, but longevity wasn’t there in radio.”

Over the years, listeners have heard Bell change stations, but his audience seems to be okay with that.

Bell said with every move, his audience grew.

The Bell Ringer said he doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.

Until he’s gone, you can expect to hear the bell.