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#185. Old School Celebrity DJs
"Gloria" by The Cadillacs


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Back in the day DJs were the kings of the airways. Stations sent them out to Supermarket openings, auto sales promotions and local concerts, etc. because they attracted big crowds.

Also, the DJs often determined what was played on their shows, which is why the labels courted the jocks with promos, favors and often payola.

Some of the bigger market jocks became huge celebrities and even put out their "favorite" songs on compilation LPs. Favorite probably meant the tunes that they were getting greased to play. Nonetheless, these DJs were charismatic, had great radio voices and had hundreds of thousands of listeners. Here are some of their albums, one per jock.
ChedwickPorky-Ricky913
Chedwick, Porky - Ricky 913
ColeClay-BlastBLP6803
Cole, Clay - Blast BLP 6803
CooperRalph-JubileeJGM5012
Cooper, Ralph - Jubilee JGM 5012
FreedAlan-CoralCRL57063
Freed, Alan - Coral CRL 57063
HoundDog-Atlantic8068
Hound Dog - Atlantic 8068
LoweJim-KatsKaravanLP-100
Lowe, Jim - Kats Karavan LP-100
MadMikeMetrovich-NRM1591
Mad Mike Metrovich - NRM 1591
MurrayTheK-ChessLP1461
Murray The K - Chess LP 1461
Rosko-DomainLP-102
Rosko - Domain LP-102
VannBobby-Scho-VannLP101
Vann Bobby - Scho-Vann LP 101
WoodsGeorgie-LostNiteLP117
Woods, Georgie - Lost Nite LP 117



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