Friday, February 6, 2015

RETRO FRIDAY: ALAN FREED WJW CLEVELAND 1953

Alan Freed is proof that programming causes audience.  In 1953, Alan Freed made HOT programming that compelled the listener to act, often to Freed's benefit.

We've all heard about Freed's troubles but people seldom appreciate what a bold communicator he was.  Today's clip is Alan Freed at WJW, Cleveland in 1953, right before he moved to 1010 WINS.  He was at his prime as a broadcaster:

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His ashes are preserved at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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