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“ALIAS EMPEROR RODGERS…” is a memoir of the loopy days of most sensible forty Radio, the “new” layout that introduced like a rocket within the Fifties and blasted whacky DJs and Rock ‘n’ Roll track throughout the US like a streaking comet. most sensible forty hit Baltimore, Maryland in 1956 whilst 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 background is full of enjoyable and frivolity, simply as AM Radio was once again then – with promotions humans scheming up loopy stunts that may by no means be allowed this day. the tale combines perception into the enterprise of radio, instructed with actual affection for the various those that helped this author construct a radio occupation that reached heights a long way past his wildest goals.

On a whim, seventeen 12 months previous Paul Rothfuss auditions for an announcer’s task at a small AM radio station in South Williamsport, PA. whereas studying the enterprise 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 optimum most sensible 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). another dream used to be fulfilled while he left best forty radio to affix the employees of radio personalities at Metro Media’s WCBM, an early adopter of yet one more ‘new’ radio layout known as sizzling grownup modern – ‘Hot AC’ for brief.

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

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

Finally, the e-book is sprinkled with hyperlinks and photographs that remove darkness from the tale and increase the reader’s experience.

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

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