Cleveland Radio Tales: Stories from the Local Radio Scene of the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s (Paperback)

Cleveland Radio Tales: Stories from the Local Radio Scene of the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s By Mike Olszewski, Janice Olszewski Cover Image
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Remember when Cleveland radio was filled with larger-than-life characters?

Let's go behind the microphone to meet dozens of intriguing and innovative local radio personalities, including ...

  • "Count" John Manolesco, the talk show host, astrologer, and former vampire who performed an exorcism live on-air
  • A daytime host who raised eyebrows and gained headlines when he did his entire show in the nude
  • Inventive Wayne Mack, whose make-believe big band concerts seemed so real that listeners drove around for hours in search of his fictional "Waltz Palace" ballroom
  • Loudmouth Gary Dee, who scored big ratings interviewing strippers and once knocked a fellow DJ out cold
  • Media mogul Milton Maltz, a "square" who teamed up with hippies to transform WMMS into a rock and roll giant
  • Young Jack Paar, who nearly lost his first radio job while saving Cleveland from a Martian invasion
  • The undaunted DJs of WABQ who broke FCC rules to stay on the air during the Glenville riots in 1968
  • Teenage amateurs whose pirate radio stations drew loyal local listeners--and angry visits from the Feds

Plus stories of live remotes gone wrong, unruly in-studio guests, management scuffles, the river of booze that fueled radio ... and more strange but true tales

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938441905
ISBN-10: 1938441907
Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 188
Language: English

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