Pat Maestro was born in San Diego, California and grew up in the 1950's. His father, the late Joe Maestro, was a motion picture photographer. Every year Pat traveled to L.A. where his father filmed the Rose Parade. The experience Pat received helping his dad enabled him to listen to and record radio stations all over the country. When the Chargers AFL football team moved to San Diego they hired Pat's dad and Pat began taking Polaroid® pictures for the Chargers coaches during the games in 1962.
Pat was drafted into the army during the Vietnam war and was able to continue working in photography during his two years in the service. But Pat always had a love for broadcasting, and he knew that his career would change. In 1973 he left the Chargers and his resume went to every station in California, Arizona and Oregon. The only job offer he received was in sales at KBLU TV and radio in Yuma, Arizona. He accepted the position because they allowed him to do other jobs, including the weather on TV once a week, hosting telethons and Charlie Chan movies (which he sold) and, he got to be a disc jockey on the radio. KBLU was playing top 40 at the time, but Pat began playing from his personal collection of oldies, and he started getting a lot of requests for records of that era. This led to to a weekly show devoted to music of the 50's & 60's.
Lew Platt was working with Pat in the sales department and had a fantastic background, including promoting the first rock 'n' roll concerts and managing Alan Freed. Lew convinced the owner of KBLU to start the Oldies show, which Pat and Lew named LET THE GOODTIMES ROLL. That was October, 1974. Today, the show continues to grow. Pat includes original recordings of radio stations across the country and interviews with artists, songwriters and record producers.
Pat enjoys living in Yuma and was encouraged to share some of his airchecks by his friend, Repository contributor Shotgun Tom Kelly.