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
Jim Marshall, AKA "The Hound", record collector, musicologist, former WFMU DJ, "Lakeside Lounge" co-owner, has a blog.
Every post so far is a hit in my household. Lots of great remembrances of his friends (like Robert Quine) and heroes (Hank Ballard who he's pictured with here, Ike Turner). A very welcome addition to the so-called Blogosphere. Thanks "The Hound".
A site that archives many of his old WFMU radio shows can be found here.
"Welcome! This page is a tribute to Radio First Termer, a pirate radio station that operated for 21 glorious days from a brothel in Saigon, South Vietnam in January 1971. The host of Radio First Termer is Dave Rabbit, who is probably one of the raunchiest DJs ever to grace the Ether. Radio First Termer offered military personnel in South Vietnam a largely irreverent alternative to AFVN. Featured on this page are sound clips from a what is believed to be the only surviving broadcast of Radio First Termer. The tapes from which I made these sound files are duplicates of duplicates, so the quality is not especially high." via The Horse Drawn Zeppelin