Talent: WOLFMAN JACK
Station: XETRA Tijuana-Rosarito
Date: October 22, 1987
Times: 46:41 (unscoped)
Some facts about Wolfman Jack that you may not have known:
- Native of Brooklyn, lived in Bevidere, N.C., for the last six years of his life.
- Birth name was Robert Weston Smith; he had it legally changed to Wolfman Jack.
- Sold encyclopedias and Fuller brushes door-to-door before going into broadcasting.
- Used the nom-de-plumes Big Smith, Daddy Jules and Roger Gordon early in his career.
Wolfman Jack briefly managed Minneapolis station KUXL.
- Ordained minister in the Universal Life Church.
- Cameo on American Graffiti was filmed at KRE in Berkeley, Calif.; the royalties from that appearance gave him an income for life.
- At one time, Wolfman Jack was on 2,000 stations in 53 countries.
- Had two children - a boy and a girl - by his wife Lucy Lamb Smith.
On this 1987 aircheck, Wolfman Jack returns to his border blaster roots for this one-off appearance at The Mighty 690, XETRA.
Enjoy Wolfman Jack on XETRA (UNSCOPED) here.
Enjoy Wolfman Jack on XETRA (SCOPED) here.
(The Joe Fazio Collection)
More 1987 airchecks here!
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