Rockin’ female DJs like Carol Miller have always been a rare breed. And almost extinct, some would argue, in today's age of YouTube and Spotify. Yet Miller counters in her breezy new autobiography, Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio, that broadcast FM is "the medium that just won't quit."
Over the past four decades, Miller has charmed millions of rock-lovin' radio listeners - and been courted by several highly visible rock stars - thanks to that sultry smoky voice, uncommonly friendly and easygoing demeanor and deep musical knowledge.
Miller has lots to share, but don't expect a salacious tell-all. Carol's much too discreet.
Miller got her initial breaks on the Philadelphia airwaves - first as a University of Pennsylvania coed "heeling" at a student-run WXPN in 1971. She quickly earned her first professional stripes as a part-time air personality on WMMR (93.3 FM), where she stayed through 1976.
Later, Miller moved back home to 'MMR's New York sister station, WNEW, then shifted to WPLJ and, later, back to 'NEW. In recent years she's occupied the live 7 p.m.-to-midnight slot at Big Apple classic rock outlet Q104.3. But that's hardly enough for this tireless and shockingly resilient (you learn from the book) Miller.
She also is heard mornings everywhere (prerecorded) on the Sirius/XM "Classic Rewind" channel (25) and with her nationally syndicated "Get the Led Out" daily features and weekly show produced by the Havertown-based Denny Somach Productions.