"Rodney on the ROQ" Radio Show:106.7 FM, Pasadena, CA 1.24.81
emergence of the "Rodney on the ROQ" radio show should never be
underestimated when considering the growth of the Los Angeles punk rock
scene. Hosted by taste maker Rodney Bingenheimer, the radio show began
in August 1976 on the relatively unknown KROQ radio station then based
in Pasadena, California. Within a short time, the "Rodney on the ROQ"
radio program stood in stark contrast to the West Coast country rock
sound that was dominating mainstream radio at the time. Bingenheimer
himself builds on this idea:"I was always anti-Eagles, anti-beards.
Within a few months, I was playing four solid hours of punk rock."
Because Bingenheimer had such autonomy over what he played as a DJ." Link via Tim Broun