Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10 In Radio History

In 1959...Link Wray performed his controversial instrumental "Rumble" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." Many radio stations had refused to play the record only because of the danger implied in its title.

In singer, Lionel Cartwright Ohio, was born. He was famous for the song "I Watched it on the Radio".

In 1964...Johnny Holliday starts at 1010 WINS

In 1989…Hockey broadcaster Dan Kelly, best known for his radio play-by-play coverage of the St. Louis Blues for more than two decades, died of lung cancer at 52.

In 1996...“The New” WKTU officially debuts at 103.5 FM

In 2004...Rick Dees announced he was leaving the morning show at KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, after 22 years at its helm. (Video is from 2007.)

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