Radio Daze: Stories from the Front in Cleveland's FM Air Wars
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"It's Only Rock and Roll, but." according to A Customer. Mike Olszewski blows the Buzzard myth wide open, then ties theshrapnel back up into one tidy little package. Fun, informative, a great read!. "The Lava Birth of WMMS" according to Ron Nagy. "Radio Daze" is like looking back into a time portal of recent history packed with behind the scene info and details of the legendary radio station. Olszewski paints an easy to read and interesting portrait of WMMS, its owners, management and DJ's. His non-stop tapestry of employee's mixed with stories of some of the original rockers are both interesting and entertaining. WMMS was the dominant radio station of its time in the Cleveland, O. Tony Thomas said I Was There!. I remember walking into the penthouse of the Statler Hilton hotel on a chilly night in October 1971. I was a young antiwar protester delivering leaflets to fledgling prog rocker WNCR. As I walked into the control room, I was intrigued by the ambiance. Loud music blared from the large Electro Voice speakers mounted above the Gates Stereo Statesman console. Behind the mic was a bearded cat by the name of Jeff Gelb. He was really cool and al
About the Author Mike Olszewski is a veteran Cleveland radio and television personality and the curator and archivist for the Ohio Broadcast Archive and Museum. He also teaches media and communications classes at Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Notre Dame College.
This volume captures the radio scene during the 1970s and 1980s, chronicling how a small FM rock station, WMMS, became the top-rated station in Northeast Ohio and made Cleveland one of the most important radio markets in the world. It includes interviews with radio legends.
Mike Olszewski is a veteran Cleveland radio and television personality and the curator and archivist for the Ohio Broadcast Archive and Museum. . He also teaches media and communications classes at Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Notre Dame College