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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 22, 1969 11AM-12N (53:58)

Picture of
Frankie Valli

Picture of
Jose Feliciano

Picture of
Dionne Warwick

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The next twelve hours will be devoted to a similar treatment of rock music
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[Description by Uncle Ricky from notes by contributor Don Kent]

This is Hour 24 of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ between 11AM and 12 Noon on Saturday, February 22, 1969. Our host is Robert W. Morgan.

Focusing on selections from 1968, this hour is the last of the 12-hour "Pop Music" segment of the History. Included are comments from Dionne Warwick, Herb Alpert and Stevie Wonder. J. Paul Huddleston is featured with a 20/20 newscast, a portion of which suffers from a reception problem on the original recording. It goes away after a few minutes.

This was the first "Rockumentary", produced by KHJ Program Director Ron Jacobs. Following the unprecedented success of this legendary broadcast, Jacobs left KHJ later that year. RKO made the show available to the other stations in their group, narrated by station-specific talent. When RKO was done with it, Drake-Chenault offered a re-recorded version in syndication three times between 1972 and 1982. An edited version (no jingle) of the last release, narrated by Bill Drake, was still in syndication as of 2006.

The morse code REELRADIO "copymark" included (three times) in this exhibit is a reminder that duplication and distribution for trade or sale is illegal and inappropriate. Do not copy, do not trade, do not sell.

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