Moving on with this celebration of WOR-FM bringing Rock & Roll to Commercial FM Radio 49 years ago on July 30th 1966, I should say why I chose this year to honor it.
I know the 50th Anniversary would have more impact,
But who knows where we will all be a year from today...the time to do it is NOW!
This time a look at a guy who many people liked and almost just as many found grating, Murray Kaufman, known famously as Murray The K.
To begin, I'll play a couple of songs ABOUT Murray The K, one so brutally horrid I wonder why I played it, lol!
Ah well, it is probably the only chance I will ever have to play either of them.
Then some Airchecks, and it is his first day too, that Oct. 8th 1966, and he brings with him all the gimmicks he used on AM, yet is noticeably toned-down.
And he states that his aim is to appeal to college students, those in their 20's as well as their parents with an intelligent presentation of the Music.
Hey, I try to do that, lol!
While this is his first show, as things turned out, and I was surprised by this, Murray was the most innovative and creative of all the DJ's at WOR-FM.
He truly re-invented himself in the next year, and fought hard to play Album Cuts, Psychedelic Music and Long Songs.
Murray, maybe even more than the other guys, was was taking Rock Music seriously and presenting it that way.
He and FM Radio- and Our Music- would never be the same again!
Enjoy the Swingin' Soiree' in this Brave New World!
Here are the links to a man even more endearingly annoying than I am, lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections: