He was living in Beverly Hills, CA. Maybe too much money, because in 1970, without warning, the Mexican Government took both XERF and XERB back and suddenly Wolfman Jack was off-the-air, without a job, or any regular income. He was living in Beverly Hills, CA. As a kid, back in Brooklyn, he used to listen to the Big X which played great music by day and at night basically catered to U.S. based preachers who preached religion and sold many different religious items. Jay Harvey Passend zu seinem eigentümlichen Erscheinungsbild ertönte wolfsähnliches Geheul (hi… The Wolfman Jack Radio Show is still on the air, every night, somewhere in the world! Wolfman Jack Licensing Wolfman thought he too could “sell stuff” and make as he said, “big money.” This unique station made tons of cash for the preachers and Smith wanted in on the action! If you need help accessing our website due to a disability, please contact us, Home  |  EEO  |  Employment Opportunities  |  Advertising Information  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Statement, © 2020 Oldies98, JVC Broadcasting - New York, Built on Envisionwise Technology. Philip Gipson. Are you sure you want to delete this photo? By this time, The Wolfman Jack Radio Show, had been on XERF for nearly 5 years and was now also on XERF’s popular 100,000 watt sister station, XERB, which covered the entire west coast of the U.S. Major music artists such as Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Freddie King and the Guess Who, all produced chart-topping hits written about the Wolfman. If you want to create your own group, please read Group FAQs first. As a kid, back in Brooklyn, he used to listen to the Big X which played great music by day and at night basically catered to U.S. based preachers who preached religion and sold many different religious items. Wolfman Jack’s personality sent energy through the radio speakers and attracted the attention of millions of people all across North America. At the age of 16, his love for radio grew as he listened daily to Alan Freed, the ultimate DJ of New York. Host of America's first syndicated rock-and-roll radio program and the inspiration for George Lucas's American Graffiti, Bob Smith, aka Wolfman Jack, is one of radio's legendary figures, and this autobiography reveals that his life has been as colorful as his broadcasts. They were married and quickly had two children. This was financially devastating to him as he had recently bought an office building where he built a new studio. His show was on two big stations, being heard all over the USA and was making lots of money. That day, he finished broadcasting what would be his last Wolfman Jack Radio Show from The Hard Rock Cafe in Washington, D.C. Los Angeles, CA 90069, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack. He commuted twice a month to do The Midnight Special, but, the pressure was too stressful that he decided to quit WNBC and move back to his home in CA. Being a country music station, although Smith’s show was successful and had many listeners, he was looking for something different. An actual Wolfman Jack broadcast from border radio station XERB in the late 1960s. Then he just fell down and was dead" said Lonnie Napier, former vice president of Wolfman Jack, Inc. About 5 years after his death, Wolfman Jack Licensing was formed and began to digitize Wolfman’s radio show tapes. 1976 Broadcasting Yearbook, page C-92. They love his outrageous persona and the great music he plays on his show. Scott Bovaconti. Here Comes the Wolfman Theme/She's Lookin' Good, 72 Original Oldies Commercial/Colt 45 Commercial, Roots of Rock Commercial/Colt 45 Commercial, B.C. Then he just fell down and was dead" said Lonnie Napier, former vice president of Wolfman Jack, Inc. As a young teenager, he would listen to the radio in his home’s basement, where he pretended to be the DJ. WXRB, (one of the first non-commercial all-oldies radio stations in North America) features a 24/7 automated all-oldies format, in stereo, focusing on the years 1954–1979, similar to the original "R-KO-matic" (pronounced "ARKO-matic") automated music format at WRKO-FM and WROR (now WBZ-FM) in Boston, Massachusetts. They were married and quickly had two children. It was here in 1960, he met the love of his life, Lucy “Lou” Lamb. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack, Jay Harvey He then formed his own distribution company and was the first radio DJ to nationally distribute his show. Because of the enormous popularity of the film, Wolfman left KDAY and for a brief time moved to New York and was on WNBC radio. Join Wolfman Jack Golden Oldies Radio Show,a free online chat room on Paltak.com or choose from over 5000 of our other chat rooms. In desperation, Wolfman took a job at radio station KDAY in Los Angeles for a mere pittance of his former salary. Wolfman Jack was born Robert Weston Smith, in Brooklyn, New York, on January 21, 1938. His fast-paced story is peppered with generous tributes to the musicians Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and a slew of others who "supplied the original heart of rock 'n' roll." His early influences were the DJ’s of his day like; Tommy Small, The Hound, and Jocko. Retrieved April 27, 2015. His national popularity grew as stories began to appear in “Time Magazine”, “Newsweek”, “Life Magazine”, and major city newspapers, all asking the same question; “Who is Wolfman Jack and where did he come from?”. However, in 1972, his luck began to change when he was hired to be the announcer, interviewer and co-host of NBC-TV's late-night music series, “The Midnight Special.”  Then, in 1973, George Lucas, who grew up in Northern California, as a fan listening to Wolfman’s show on XERB, cast Wolfman Jack in his classic film “American Graffiti”, which was a huge hit. As a gift, George Lucas gave Wolfman a small percentage of Graffiti’s profits. On July 1, 1995, Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack at his home in Belvidere, North Carolina. Its studios and transmitting facilities are located on the campus of Nichols College, which previously owned the station as WNRC until a stronger signal at 97.5 MHz signed on in February 2005. Maybe too much money, because in 1970, without warning, the Mexican Government took both XERF and XERB back and suddenly Wolfman Jack was off-the-air, without a job, or any regular income. Bob Smith got Wolfman Jack on XERF… and the legend was born! Wolfman Jack was born Robert Weston Smith, in Brooklyn, New York, on January 21, 1938. His distribution company, Audio Stimulation, distributed The Wolfman Jack Radio Show to over 2000 stations in 53 countries. Although Smith was a high-school dropout, he graduated broadcasting school at the head of his class with an A average. "He walked up the driveway, went inside the house and hugged his wife. Wolfman Jack was born Robert Weston Smith, in Brooklyn, New York, on January 21, 1938. To rate a group: you need to be a paid member. An actual Wolfman Jack broadcast from border radio station XERB in the late 1960s. Wolfman enjoyed national popularity. Top Sellers Newest Items Title: A-Z Title: Z-A Lowest Price Highest Price New Releases Old Releases. His early influences were the DJ’s of his day like; Tommy Small, The Hound, and Jocko. He was very anxious to get home as he had been on the road for several days doing a promotional book tour for his new autobiography “Have Mercy.”  After a flight from D.C. and a limousine ride from the airport, Wolfman was happy to be home. His early influences were the DJ’s of his day like; Tommy Small, The Hound, and Jocko. Wolfman Jack Licensing If this room contains offensive material, please By this time, The Wolfman Jack Radio Show, had been on XERF for nearly 5 years and was now also on XERF’s popular 100,000 watt sister station, XERB, which covered the entire west coast of the U.S.  Major music artists such as Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Freddie King and the Guess Who, all produced chart-topping hits written about the Wolfman. As a young teenager, he would listen to the radio in his home’s basement, where he pretended to be the DJ. He was also the first Radio DJ to nationally distribute a weekly show. Wolfman’s mix of rowdy rock, verbal antics and raw rhythm & blues, began to make news. Los Angeles, CA 90069. Later, Smith attended the National Academy of Broadcasting in Washington D.C. While going to classes at night, by day, he supported himself as a door-to-door salesman. During the peak of his radio career, Wolfman Jack was heard on over 2000 radio stations in 53 countries. On July 1, 1995, Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack at his home in Belvidere, North Carolina. Come join The Wolfman Jack Family of Stations and get in on the fun! Artist Library Top Requests Who Sings That Song? As a gift, George Lucas gave Wolfman a small percentage of Graffiti’s profits. George has said that he is a lifelong fan of Wolfman Jack. At the age of 16, his love for radio grew as he listened daily to Alan Freed, the ultimate DJ of New York. It's a mixture of crazy patter, great oldies, and nutty commercials, all of it presided by radio's first true wild man. Our documentary feature film tells the true story about Wolfman Jack's international rise to fame and the huge impact he had on the radio and music business. Deutschen Hörern wurde er ebenfalls in den 1960ern und 1970ern durch den Sender AFN bekannt. His show was on two big stations, being heard all over the USA and was making lots of money. Wolfman Jack (* 21. From Wolfman's vast, personal radio show tape archive, WJ Licensing has produced multiple digital original Wolfman Jack Shows that are currently being distributed to radio stations all over the USA and Internationally. Callsign history for WXRB from the F.C.C. Powder Commercial/Colt 45 Commercial. It's a mixture of crazy patter, great oldies, and nutty commercials, all of it presided by radio's first true wild man. WELCOME TO WOLFMAN JACK GOLDEN OLDIES RADIO SHOW LISTENING ONLY ON AIR NOW HOME FOR GOOD MUSIC SO SIT BACK ENJOY THE SHOW DO NOT, Rating: G - General Audience, including minors. Oldies News Weather Forecast Events. Every night for over six decades, millions of people have listened to Wolfman Jack on the radio. report it to us. Wolfman Jack Filter and Browse options 6 Results Page 1. Add to Cart (190+) American Graffiti (Blu-ray) $ 12.50 Super Savings. His early influences were the DJ's of his day like Tommy Small, The Hound and Jocko. While hanging around outside the theater, Smith was noticed and received a big break, he not only met Freed, he also got a job as a "gofer" at the Paramount. Grid View List View. Although nowhere as crazed as his earlier broadcasts, during which he'd sell live baby chicks over the air, there's still a wildass vibe to this aircheck that's palpable. At WYOU, Smith did three shows with three different DJ personas; “Daddy Jules”, who played R&B, “Roger Gordon”, who played classical and “Big Smith with the Records”, who played the current hits. David Klimowicz 3y ago. In 1968, Smith, now living as Wolfman Jack 24/7, moved his family and business operations to Los Angeles. Juli 1995 in Belvidere, North Carolina; bürgerlicher Name Robert Bob Smith) war ein US-amerikanischer Discjockey der 1960er- und 1970er-Jahre.

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