Tom "Big Daddy" Donahue (May 21, 1928 – April 28, 1975), was a pioneering rock and roll radio disc jockey. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience
Donahue's career started 1949 on the east coast of the U. The year 1949 saw a number of significant events in Radio broadcasting. S. at WTIP in South Carolina and continuing at WIBG in Philadelphia and WINX in Maryland, before moving to San Francisco in 1961 after the payola scandal involving Alan Freed and Dick Clark. Independent Public Radio ( IPR) is a Public radio network in Minnesota. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. WIBG is a religious Radio station from Ocean City New Jersey. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə WINX-FM (943 FM) is a Radio station licensed to Cambridge Maryland, USA The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Payola, in the American Music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on Music Alan Freed (December 15 1921 &ndash January 20 1965 also known as Moondog, was an American Disc-jockey who became Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American Television, Radio personality, Game show host
Donahue re-invented himself, first as a disc jockey at Top Forty station KYA (now KOIT) in San Francisco, and then to run a record label (he discovered, produced, recorded, and managed the Beau Brummels on his Autumn Records) label, later selling the act to Warner Brothers), open a psychedelic nightclub, and produce concerts at the Cow Palace and Candlestick Park with his partner, Bob Mitchell. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. KYA Radio originated as KYA in 1926 and is noted as having had the most owners of any radio station in the history of California, USA radio See also KOIT (AM, KYA (AM KOIT (965 MHz FM) is an Adult contemporary -formatted Radio station in the The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The Beau Brummels were a successful 1960s American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1963 Autumn Records is a Wisconsin based Christian music Record label. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Modern psychedelia For "psychedelics" see Psychedelic drug. The Cow Palace (originally known as the California State Livestock Pavilion) is an indoor arena in Daly City California, situated on the border of Candlestick Park (also commonly referred to as Candlestick or The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco California
He wrote a 1967 Rolling Stone article titled "AM Radio Is Dead and Its Rotting Corpse Is Stinking Up the Airwaves" which also lambasted the Top 40 format. The year 1967 in radio involved some significant events Events Fall - St Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. He subsequently revamped the foreign language station KMPX into what is considered to be America's first alternative "free form" radio station on the largely ignored FM band, playing non-commercial music by album-oriented bands. KFRC-FM (1069 FM) is a commercial Radio station in San Francisco California, serving the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1969 he managed Leigh Stephens, Micky Waller, and Pete Sears in the band "Silver Metre", and Stoneground in 1970. Leigh Stephens is an American Guitarist and songwriter Stephens became famous as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the San Francisco Psychedelic Michael Micky (Mickey Waller ( 6 September 1941, in Hammersmith, West London - 29 April 2008) was a Drummer Pete Sears (born May 27, 1948 in Bromley Kent is an English rock Musician. In 1972 he moved to the role of general manager at KSAN where he encouraged playlists of music from different eras and genres interspersed with political commentary. The year 1972 in radio involved some significant events Events Bill and Becky Ann Stewart sell WPBC and WPBC-FM, For the former KSAN see KYLD or KSOL KSAN (1077 FM, "1077 The Bone" is a commercial Radio station located
A typical example of KSAN radio featuring Tom Donahue can be found on the album The Golden Age Of Underground Radio.
Donahue, and his DJ wife Raechel, formed further free form radio stations KMET and KPPC in Los Angeles. Raechel Donahue is a rock radio pioneer generally associated with her husband Tom Donahue, who died in 1975. KMET was a Los Angeles Radio station originally owned by Metromedia that first took to the air in June 1968 at 94 Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
He died from a heart attack in 1975. The year 1975 in radio involved some significant events Events WLOL-FM in Minneapolis Minnesota flips from
Donahue was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non performer, as one of only three disc jockeys to receive that honor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience