Airplay: The Rise And Fall Of Rock Radio

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Airplay: The Rise And Fall Of Rock Radio

Maybe video didn't kill the radio star after all. Airplay: The Rise And Fall Of Rock Radio documents the history of rock and roll radio - from the introduction of The Devil's Music by 1950s AM deejays to the FM pioneers who brought sex-drugs-and-rock to the airwaves in the 60s. Then witness the silencing of rock radio by government and big-business interests and, finally, see its promise of rebirth via satellite.

Hear from radio stars, and watch historic film footage in this award-winning documentary previously seen on public television. Featured deejays include Jerry "The Geator" Blavat, Dick Biondi, Raechel Donahue, "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg, Dan Ingram, Meg Griffin and more. Plus, Lance Freed talks about his father Alan Freed's own rise and fall. Musicians include David Crosby, Grace Slick, Little Steven Van Zandt, Bob Weir, Ray Manzarek (The Doors) and others.

Plus, see vintage footage and hear recordings of radio and rock greats like Dick Clark, Tom Donahue, The Beatles, Wolfman Jack, Murray the K, Elvis and many, many more!


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Feb 09 2012
  • Empire SKU 1605452
  • UPC Code 781735606704
  • Studio  Topics Entertainment
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


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  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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