Edition #1289
Week of March 31, 2024

Station: KGB San Diego
Date: April 6, 1967
Time: 40:01 (unscoped)
       4:46 (scoped)

Before he played New York's Greatest Oldies, Bill Brown was a Boss Jock.

A native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Brown got his first radio job at the age of 15 at WCLB in Camilla, Georgia. He then went went to jock at three California stations before joining the U.S. Navy and serving in Tokyo. While there, he was also the program director and DJ at the Far East Radio Network.

Brown got his big break in 1964 when he landed a job at the #1 station in San Diego, Drake-Chenault's KGB. In 1968, he was transferred to WOR-FM in New York then two years later left Drake-Chenault for pre-oldies WCBS-FM. Brown spent 36 years at 'CBS, where he gained fame for his "Brown Bag" lunch-hour special. He was the final jock on WCBS-FM before it switched to the Ill-fated Jack format in 2005. It was Brown's last on-air gig.

Enjoy Bill Brown on KGB (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Bill Brown on KGB (SCOPED) here.

(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

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