Radio Daze 1970-1976: When DJ's could play what they wanted to play and say what they wanted to play

Radio Daze 1970-1976: When DJ's could play what they wanted to play and say what they wanted to play

by Mitch McCracken

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Overview

I'm not sure how this happened, I was never inspired to write a book, but I sure do enjoy telling stories. So I wrote a few of them down. My first radio job was at the third FM station in the country to switch to a rock format. I'm going to tell you about my 1974 interview with The Doors Jim Morrison. Who died in Paris in 1971. Or my vacation on the road with Skynyrd. One of the most challenging things about writing this book was reliving the story of how a serial rapist trapped, beat, and raped my girlfriend. You will read about what happened to her, how she dealt with it, and how it affected her life and mine. I also detail how my magazine, Radio Magazine, was embezzled by Stax Records and Union Planters Bank, how I helped the Attorney General at the time, Hugh Stanton, in his investigation into the bank and one of its officials. Radio Daze takes a lighthearted look at some serious issues. It also gives you an inside look at the other side of the radio microphone and what it was like to be a disc jockey in the seventies. Radio was fun then. The DJs got free albums, concert tickets, movies, and meals, much different from today's radio. Now, please sit back, get comfortable, and let me tell you a story or two.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461162469
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2012
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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