Titolo: The Buzzard: Inside the Glory Days of Wmms ...
Casa editrice: Gray & Co., Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This Rock-radio memoir goes behind the scenes at the nation's hottest station during FM's heyday in the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Sex and drugs, music and merchandising--it was a wild time when the FM airwaves were wide open for innovation. John Gorman led a small band of true believers who built Cleveland's WMMS from a neglected stepchild into an influential powerhouse. The station earned high praise from top musicians and even higher ratings from listeners. Gorman explains how WMMS reinvented radio and how Cleveland earned it's claim as the Rock and Roll capitol by breaking dozens of major international music acts. The fun eventually died when FM went corporate in the late 1980s, but it was a heck of a ride while it lasted! For baby boomers who listened in during those glory days when FM was king--and the new generation of internet broadcasters working radio's new frontier. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1886228477
Riassunto: This rock and roll radio memoir takes you behind the scenes at the nation's hottest station during FM's heyday, from 1973 to 1986. Sex and drugs, music and merchandising--it was a wild time when the FM airwaves were wide open for innovation.
John Gorman led a small band of true believers who built Cleveland's WMMS from a neglected stepchild into an influential powerhouse. The station earned high praise from musicians and even higher ratings from listeners.
Gorman tells how WMMS remade rock radio while Cleveland staked its claim as the "Rock and Roll Capital" by breaking many major international music acts. The fun may have died when FM went corporate in the late 1980s, but it was a hell of a ride while it lasted.
Filled with juicy insider details, this fast-paced story will entertain anyone who listened in during those glory days when FM delivered excitement and the Buzzard ruled the airwaves.
John Gorman began his broadcasting career in Boston and in 1973 moved to Cleveland to join WMMS, a small, free-form FM station then under new ownership. Over the next thirteen years he would help turn WMMS into one of the most popular and influential rock stations in the country. He served as music director and program director, and eventually became operations manager of WMMS and WHK.
In 1986 Gorman and twelve other staff members left WMMS to start 98.5 WNCX in Cleveland. He also founded a radio consulting firm, Gorman Media, and has worked with stations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Cleveland, and other markets.
Gorman won the Radio Consultant of the Year award at the 1985 annual Pop Music Convention and was awarded Operations Director of the Year in 1995 by Billboard magazine. He was inducted into the Ohio Radio-TV Hall of Fame in 2000. He lives in Bay Village, Ohio.
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