This show title and photo is slightly deceptive.
I will spend a little time with Dick Clark.
And did you know there was a song written by an ex-Byrd ABOUT Dick Clark?
The rest of this half hour, and all of the next, will be dedicated in fond memory to a guy who inspired and encouraged me to tackle those large and long Themes I sometimes do.
And the short ones too.
It now appears the first to bring a calm intelligence to an FM presentation of Rock & Roll was Pete Fornatale back in 1964!
That was when he began Campus Caravan at WFUV- a sophomore convincing the Jesuits at Fordham University to allow him to play Rock on their educational station.
That alone would land him in the Radio Hall Of Fame, lol!
I will have songs, airchecks and personal memories of those free-form FM Radio days of the 60's!
As a DJ, or more correctly a Musicologist, Pete was a genius- setting a mood, playing just the RIGHT song and entertaining you.
Now if I could only be half as good...hey, I AM half as good, lol!
We had a competition going.
Enjoy, we are just getting started!
Here's the link to what will be an introduction for you, or a flashback, at WLSO.FM: