TODD STORZ

Omaha, 1951:
A brewer's son launches the Top 40 revolution.

Links
WQAM Miami: www.560.com
Audio
From Storz' WHB in Kansas City, a taste of the early Top 40 sound: More Audio

HUNTER HANCOCK

Los Angeles, 1947:
A white deejay dares to play 'race' records.

Links
electricearl.com
Audio
From Hancock's 'Huntin' With Hunter' show on KGFJ in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s: www.cougartown.com (requires Real Audio Player)

HAL JACKSON

1949:
A black deejay in Washington is hired by a New York station to play music by white artists.

Links
Tribute (includes audio clip):
www.radiohof.org

COUSIN BRUCE MORROW

New York, 1965:
Every kid's cousin broadcasts hanging by his pants belt from an 8th story window overlooking a sea of Beatles fans.

Links
WABC New York:
www.musicradio77.com WNBC New York:
www.imonthe.net
Sound Clips:
www.musicradio77.com www.reelradio.com
Audio:
From the Cousin Brucie show on WABC-New York, 1968: More Audio

GEORGE MICHAEL


Philadelphia, 1968:
In Beatles pageboy haircut and Nehru jacket, a voice captures the adolescent hunger of a generation.

Links
WFIL Philadelphia:
www.famous56.com Sound clips:
www.famous56.com WABC New York
www.musicradio77.com Sound clips:
www.musicradio77.com Sound clip:
www.reelradio.com

JEAN SHEPHERD


New York and across the nation, 1955 to 1977:
The voice that showed what radio could be.

Links
Tribute sites:
www.flicklives.com www.keyflux.com bobkaye.com
Sound archives:
shep-archives.com www.thejeanshepherdproject.com

BOB FASS


Since 1962:
The sounds of silence, surprise and even subversion on New York's FM dial.

Links
Radio story by Jon Kalish:
www.aarp.org
Sound Clip:
Marc Fisher's introduction of the sounds of Bob Fass, from The New Yorker Online:
www.newyorker.com

TOM DONAHUE


San Francisco, 1967:
From the rotting corpse of AM Top 40, an FM revolution.

Links
www.rockhall.com
Tributes with audio clips:
www.bayarearadio.org www.bayarearadio.org
Sound clip: www.reelradio.com

DON IMUS & HOWARD STERN


New York, 1982:
The ads said simply, "If we weren't so bad, we wouldn't be so good.'"

Links
Sound clips:
www.imonthe.net www.reelradio.com

LEE ABRAMS


Chicago/Miami/Raleigh/Washington

The rebellion against FM rebels, and then a counter-rebellion against corporate radio.

Links
WLS Chicago
www.wlshistory.com musicradiowls.cjb.net XM Radio
www.xmradio.com

RUSH LIMBAUGH (JEFF CHRISTIE)


Pittsburgh, 1973:
A journeyman Top 40 jock spins the hits from the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Then, in Sacramento, 1984: A third career changes the sound of talk radio.

Links
Sound clips:
user.pa.net user.pa.net

TOM LEYKIS


On the road from Miami to Los Angeles

A nomadic talk show host discovers that you really can say what you can't say on the radio.

Links
www.blowmeuptom.com www.leykisonline.com
Sound clips:
www.impressivenet.com www.blowmeuptom.com

TERRY GROSS/WBFO


Buffalo, 1972:
A college station covers student unrest, embraces the black ghetto and launches a daily interview show-a truly public radio.

Links
www.wbfo.org www.wbfo.org

PAUL SIDNEY


Sag Harbor, N.Y.

In a small town near the edge of the nation, a station stands by its community and refuses to change with the times.

Links
WLNG Sag Harbor, New York
Tribute site:
www.internetwork.com
Station official site:
www.wlng.com