Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

This program documents the history of rock radio - from the AM deejays to the FM pioneers who fanned the flames of the '60s, to the silencing of rock radio by the government and big-business interests, to its promise of rebirth on satellite radio. It shares the story of the 50-year struggle for the soul of music radio, told by the deejays and the artists they made stars. Musicians include: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Grace Slick, Little Steven Van Zandt, Bob Weir and Ray Manzarek (The Doors). In addition, legendary disc jockeys talk about the hits and the history they made together through interviews, archival footage and airchecks, some never seen or heard on television before.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
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