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[Description by contributor Michael Hagerty]
. . . We must be number two, all the rest claim to be number one . . .
The "King of the Moondoggers" near the end of the line banished from WABC and New York in the wake of the payola scandals Alan Freed takes refuge at 50,000 watt (but highly directional) KDAY, Santa Monica, which (according to Don Barrett's Los Angeles Radio People book) paid him $25,000 a year and gave him complete control over the music in his show.
He did exactly that one year before leaving for Miami, and returning to L.A. for a brief stint at KNOB, Long Beach before dying (his daughter says "of a broken heart") at age 43.
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