Ron Smith has been involved in Oldies radio for over 40 years as a Disk Jockey, Program and Music Director, most recently as the Music Director and Evening DJ at Real Oldies 1690 in Chicago. He also served for more than eight years as Music Director of WJMK-FM, Oldies 104.3 in the Windy City. He was Senior Music Programmer of Internet Radio for Radiowave.com, created and hosted streaming channels for MusicNow.com, including the Net's only all-Elvis station, and his '50s Hits and '60s Hits channels were enjoyed on Slacker.com. Since 1995, he has delighted fans of '50s, '60s and '70s music with the Internet Oldies web site www.oldiesmusic.com. Smith is the author of four reference books of Chicago music charts. He resides in suburban Chicago with his vast music and book libraries.
Eight Days a Weekby Ron Smith
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"Eight Days A Week: Births, Deaths And Events Each Day In Oldies History" (Fifth expanded NOOK edition) takes readers on a magical mystery tour, day-by-day through the year, offering up the fascinating events that occurred in the lives of Oldies artists from the fifties, sixties and seventies. From the pages of his renowned Oldies Calendar at www.oldiesmusic.com, baby boomers can not only check out who was born (and who checked out) each day of the year, but also gain insight into the significant (and those somewhat less-than significant) events that occurred throughout Oldies history such as:
* Which San Francisco rock 'n' roller was once sued for plagiarizing himself? (October 24)
* What girl group appeared as nuns on an episode of "Tarzan" on TV? (January 12)
* Which British drummer once drove his Lincoln Continental into the swimming pool of a Holiday Inn? (August 24)
* Which pop star escorted Madonna to the 1991 Academy Awards? (March 25)
* Which legendary group once held a "press conference" in the middle of Chicago's Michigan Avenue? (June 11)
Professionals and fans alike will find "Eight Days A Week: Births, Deaths And Events Each Day In Oldies History" an invaluable reference to the music that shaped their lives.
Praise for Eight Days A Week:
* I consider Ron Smith the Oldies authority. He's the best I've ever worked with and everyone who loves the music would love this book.
-Tommy Edwards, Program Director, WLS Chicago, Arrow 93 Los Angeles, WODS Boston
* Ron Smith's Oldies history book is an absolute must for anybody who has ever been or ever will be interested in rock and roll!
-Clark Weber, Author, WLS Radio personality and "Old Rock Crock"
* A fascinating day-by-day recap of all of the notable and memorable rock and roll-related events. Smith's book is the definitive calendar covering any and all of rock and roll's biggest events.
-Kent Kotal, Publisher, ForgottenHits.com
* Ron Smith is Chicago's own Oldies maven. When he worked behind the mic he pulled one extraordinary fact after another that made listening to his presentation rich and interesting. Eight Days A Week provides a resource for anyone to sound just like Ron.
-Robert Pruter, author, Chicago Soul
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Very entertaining! Brings back many fond memories.