Author, KHJ Los Angeles: Boss Radio Forever — 1960s Rock and Roll Radio History
This week, Ira spoke with Woody Goulart, author of KHJ Los Angeles: Boss Radio Forever — 1960s Rock and Roll Radio History. In this boss episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Woody talks about the amazing impact of KHJ radio in Los Angeles in the 60’s; the concept of the format, which included more music, short jingles, and powerful air personalities; the dynamic duo of Robert W. Morgan and The Real Don Steele; why he wrote a thesis on Bill Drake, the leading force of the Boss Radio format; why Drake agreed to be interviewed for Woody’s thesis; the surprising reaction of Boss Radio program director Ron Jacobs to the book; and why this definitive format would not work in today’s world.
Since 1975, Woody Goulart has researched and reported on rock and roll radio programming in Los Angeles. His former website, Boss Radio Forever, was in continuous service online since 1996, providing an insider’s look at the fascinating subject of KHJ, including multiple viewpoints from different eyewitnesses and participants. This eBook contains the content that formerly was online on his website. Woody is currently a professionally certified life skills coach who also has a doctoral degree in communications.