Cousin Brucie - NYCBruce is still alive and working - he's on Sirius/XM, if you care.
... keeping it in mostly NYC ... Scott Muni, Pete Fornatale, Bob Louis, John Zacherle, Allison Steele, Viv Roundtree ...
Miles Willis formerly with KPFT (90.1) in Houston. He produced and hosted a truly outstanding jazz program ("Milestones") from 6 to 9 pm on Saturdays for many years. Then he left the city and moved on to D.C.
At the time KPFT's analog signal was superb - - never heard better FM. I'm glad I made tapes of many of his programs - which I still play from time to time.
Another one was a station broadcasting from Little Rock, AR in the late 60’s early 70’s, but I don’t recall the late night DJ’s name.
In 1970 or 1971 we picked up the signal just outside of the Minneapolis, MN area while returning to Iowa from a concert in Minneapolis.
That night there were heavy showers/thunderstorms running from MN down to MO/KS and it was the only time I was able to get the station that far North.
Anyway, we listened to the post Midnight show quite often (in Iowa) and the DJ had a very distinctive voice.
I keep thing of DR. John for some reason, but don’t think he was a DJ.
It was a long time ago, anyone remember the details of this late night show/program?
Bob Parlocha played straight-ahead jazz and was featured overnite on WDNA (88.9 FM) in Miami. He had really good taste and predominately stayed with the somewhat mellower side of Miles, Colltrane, Monk, etc. There was plenty of innovation there, but not a lot of Maynard Ferguson or
brassy loud cuts in keeping with the midnight hours. Died a couple of years ago, and i miss him a lot. He had a great web site too, with lists of new releases, pictures of musicians, popular lists, and album covers, etc. The only major disagreement i had with him was that he didn't like the sound of jazz clarinet (??) for some odd reason. Oh well...!
Ghosthouse mentioned Dan Ingram, who was probably my favorite NY DJ. He also had a jazz show on FM at the time as well. I recall him playing the entire 6 minute version of Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone, rather than the three minute AM version, on one of his Saturday afternoon WABC AM broadcasts, a first at the time on that station (he even had a commercial free hour at the end of one of those Saturday afternoon broadcasts). I also remember him stating on air that he didn't like the Rolling Stones, feeling they were inferior to the Beatles, and ultimately (due to the furor it raised) running a contest where he gave $10 (it might have been $20) to the two best letters from listeners as to why he should love or hate the Stones. The hate letter was classic--he should hate the Rolling Stones because they were costing him $20.
I also remember going to bed listening to Gene Shepard and his stories in NY, I think it was WNEW.
DeKay, I believe you are referring to KAAY-AM in Little Rock. The show
was Beaker Street with Clyde Clifford. It just didn't get any better than
that. If you care to relive that, KCCK.org has a tribute hour Friday nights.
Starts at 9PM CST with John Hein. I never miss it. Thumbs up to all the
DJ's of WLS in Chicago. Those were some good times. Steve