Monday, October 31, 2016

John Zacherle, RIP

John Zacherle - Wikipedia

Freeform DJ at WNEW-FM in the late 1960s and WPLJ-FM throughout the 1970s, Zach was best known for his television work, but he also did a great freeform show.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Vin at WPLJ and Zacherley

Episode 12 of the Kate and Vin Scelsa Podcast:

First 20 minutes they talk mostly about Ernest Hemmingway, then get into the good stuff:

"And we're back! Still suffering from some technical problems forcing us to do this one over the phone, so apologies for the phone-style audio. We've got some book recs, the history of Vin's doomed first foray into mainstream radio as WPLJ attempted to co-op the counterculture with less successful results, and a story about DJ/professional character Zacherley's revenge upon the corporate radio format."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Light Shows

Saturday, February 20, 2016

KDKB's Nina Joy

Phoenix freeform station KDKB's Nina Joy passed away last year. Andy Olsen's done a great tribute to her and her work. Please visit:

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lee Baby Simms, RIP

The man who inspired me to get into radio has passed. I miss you, Lee!

Ken Levine's written a neat obituary at:

Here's another obit at Radio INK, with a portion of an aircheck from Lee's work at KORL that I've never heard before:

Anybody got some others to share?
Here's the collection at Reel Radio:

Radio insight obiturary and discussion:

My original posting about Lee, back in 2004, before I got to meet him and became actual friends:

Friday, November 23, 2012