Friday, May 21, 2004

WFUV: Scelsa, Fornatale and Elsas

Fordham University's Non-Com WFUV features former freeformers and New York notable DJ's Vin Scelsa, Pete Fornatale, Dennis Elsas and others. They stream.

WFUV Program Guide


Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Bill Szymczyk @ KFML, early 1970s

Although not a part of the station on a day-to-day basis, Bill Szymczyk was an important member of the KFML family:

All Music Guide: Bill Szymczyk

Selctions From The Wasteland

I had forgotten about Razame (RAZ-uh-MAY) Crackers, who was there at KCFR during my brief stint there, Fall 1971:

Selctions From The Wasteland - KCFR, Denver

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Lee "Baby" Simms

Lee Baby was the guy who inspired me to get into radio. Although a Top 40 disc jockey for most of his career -- certainly never a freeform disc jockey -- he broke formats all the time and was one of the true outlaws of Top 40 and "AM Radio."

His whereabouts are currently not known by me. If you know, let me know. Last spot I know of was KISQ in San Francisco, 2002.

Link below has a synopsis of his days at WPOP. There's even a short audio clip:

WPOP Personalities (1/1/04)

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Two Books on Radio

A couple of years back, two books wirtten by disc jockeys were published about radio. Here's an overview of both "Rebels On the Air" by Jesse Walker and "FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio" by Richard Neer:

The Independent Weekly: Reading the Jukebox

I've read both books and they are interesting reads. Hopefully, some of the info about FreeForm from both books will make it into mine.