New PDF release: Alias Emperor Rodgers: A Majestic Memoir by Baltimore's

ISBN-10: 173216231X

ISBN-13: 9781732162310

“ALIAS EMPEROR RODGERS…” is a memoir of the loopy days of most sensible forty Radio, the “new” structure that introduced like a rocket within the Fifties and blasted whacky DJs and Rock ‘n’ Roll tune throughout the United States like a streaking comet. most sensible forty hit Baltimore, Maryland in 1956 while WCAO “grabbed it and ran” — that tale is informed right here during the trip of a highschool child from Pennsylvania who hopped aboard the juggernaut early and rode it to the top.

This radio heritage is full of enjoyable and frivolity, simply as AM Radio used to be again then – with promotions humans scheming up loopy stunts that might by no means be allowed this present day. the tale combines perception into the company of radio, instructed with real affection for the numerous those that helped this author construct a radio profession that reached heights a ways past his wildest desires.

On a whim, seventeen yr outdated Paul Rothfuss auditions for an announcer’s task at a small AM radio station in South Williamsport, PA. whereas studying the company at minimal salary he cements an enduring bond, and starts a trip with a major upward trajectory — first to WSBA in York, PA and hot in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA as Paul Roberts (Alias #1), then to Baltimore’s foremost best forty radio station, WCAO, the place he rises to prominence as Paul Rodgers (Alias #2), and the place he's quickly increased to the exalted rank of ‘Emperor Rodgers’ (Alias #3).

Eventually the Emperor hung up his toga and laurel wreath (actually, they have been plastic grapes). yet one more dream was once fulfilled while he left best forty radio to affix the workers of radio personalities at Metro Media’s WCBM, an early adopter of one more ‘new’ radio structure known as scorching grownup modern – ‘Hot AC’ for brief.

All alongside how it was once Paul’s privilege to be operating with the easiest, which enabled him to develop into the best.

“ALIAS EMPEROR RODGERS …” is additionally a narrative of friendship; a bond among boys creating a pact at an age whilst wiser observers could brush off it because the foolish musings of 2 clueless little ones. yet defying these odds, they it via in parallel careers that propelled them to attaining their final objective. (That a part of the tale to be explored in our sequel: PAUL AND KERBY’S nice ADVENTURE.)

Finally, the publication is sprinkled with hyperlinks and pictures that light up the tale and increase the reader’s experience.

If you loved staring at ‘WKRP In Cincinnati’ you’ll love examining, or hearing, ALIAS EMPEROR RODGERS: an imposing Memoir by means of Baltimore’s Emperor of madness within the loopy Daze of ’60s best forty Radio.

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