Radio

DJ Tony G pioneered many scratches and tricks as a DJ in the early days of Hip Hop on the West Coast.  The art of turntablelism began in New York, but before long the sound and the style made its way to California.  Out in East LA Tony G spun the platters, scratched and MC’ed as well as hosted a...
Wes Dooley is the founder of Audio Engineering Associates (AEA) and the inventor of the company’s product line of ribbon microphones.  As product engineer, Wes brought his experiences in radio and as a recording engineer to focus on the needs of the market as well as what microphones work and what...
DW Fearn began working part time as an engineer for WPEN in Philadelphia while still in high school.  His passion for audio grew and developed as he collected equipment.  His goal was to create a recording studio with his gear, which he did in 1969 and he called it Veritable Recording Company. ...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Joe Franklin was a music historian who had a series of radio and television shows including two on New York TV that ran from 1951-1993! Joe was a good guy, funny, and full...
Hubert Friar was hired by the Gibson Guitar Company in Kalamazoo in 1959.  Hubert worked for the company over 25 years.  He worked at the end of the line, doing fret work.  Hubert grew up playing guitar and knew Ren Wall and his father as a kid.  When he was older he was recommended by Ren's father...
Bill Gardner grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by music. His mother worked at a local record store where he heard the music that would forever shape his life. Years later, Bill went on the air for his first radio show to honor those early musical pioneers. Bill's most recent program, Rhapsody In...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Connie Haines was a noted singer during the Big Band Era. When auditioning for an engagement with the Harry James Orchestra, the famed bandleader and trumpeter liked her...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Phil Harris was a big band leader, singer, and actor who hit fame as the voice of Baloo the bear in Disney’s 1967 movie The Jungle Book. His career began as a drummer who...
Louise Harrison is the older sister of George and in fact played an important role in the Beatles’ success in America.  In 1963, the year before the Beatles arrived, Louise was living in the United States when she was asked by her mother to bring some of the records George made with his new band. ...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Ernie Heckscher is perhaps best known for leading a society style orchestra during the Big Band Era. His smooth arrangements were perfect for hotel ballrooms that catered...

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