At the height of its popularity, "Soul Train" felt like a religion in Baltimore.
The Saturday daytime show hosted by the late Don Cornelius was not to be missed — like church or the early seasons of "Saturday Night Live," according to Tim Watts, a longtime Baltimore disc jockey.
"It was like 'SNL' with John Belushi, where everyone had to go home to watch TV Saturday nights," Watts said. "On Saturday mornings, people in Baltimore would clean the house and put 'Soul Train' on. It was the soundtrack of our youth."
In Baltimore, Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was grieved on social media and the radio by many others, some...