Before I actually got into radio myself, in 1967, I was influenced by a number of radio people -- non of which were freeformers. I've previously mentioned the guy who inspired me to get in radio, LeMar Simms -- better known as Lee Baby Simms...
... Well, there were others like Cousin Brucie, Bob-A-Loo (Bob Lewis), Joey Reynolds, Scott Shannon, Wolfman Jack and... for storytelling: Jean Shepherd.
Just stumbled on Tom Higgins' tribute to Jean. Please go to: