Scrapbook In words, sound and images... The Golden Age of Top 40 Radio Enjoy the Aircheck of the Week
RUSS CONRAD KEX Portland, Ore. December 13, 1958
It was a time of innocence, when life seemed to move a little slower. But rock 'n' roll was starting to shake things up
Christmastime 1958 and Russ Conrad is on the air at heritage Portland
station KEX. Conrad started at KEX in 1947 and spent most of the next 28
years there, the last decade-and-a-half on the all-night show. Conrad is
heard here in afternoon drive spinning lots of long-forgotten tunes from a
time when rock 'n' roll was new, tweets were a sound emitting from birds,
and the roads were filled with cars with really big fins.
Thanks to Dan Steeves for this audio gem!
ROCK RADIO HISTORY
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One moment they were here, the next they were gone. Great stations, legendary deejays faded into the ether, seemingly forever.
But wait! That great radio lives again right here at Rock Radio Scrapbook. The unforgettable stations like CHUM, CKLW, CKEY, CKFH, CFTR, 1470 CFOX, CKGM, CJMS, CFUN, CKRC, FM 108, WKBW, WGR, WLS, WABC, KHJ and so many others can be heard and read about here.
Enjoy legendary deejays like Alan Freed, Hound Dog Lorenz, Jackson Armstrong, Robert W. Morgan, Hunter Hancock, Cousin Brucie, Dan Ingram, Dick Biondi, Wolfman Jack, Al Boliska, Jay Nelson, The Real Don Steele, Tom Rivers, Brian Skinner, Marc Denis, Red Robinson and many others. Also here: the history, the lineups and the stories of a great radio era now gone but fondly remembered.
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