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Wolfman Jack

A legendary rock & roll DJ in the '60s, Wolfman Jack had the personality to attract millions of listeners to the sound of rock, as well as a deep love for rhythm & blues. Born Bob Smith in Brooklyn, he developed an interest in radio broadcasting as a youngster. He would listen to the radio as an escape from everyday teenage life and was influenced by Dr. Jive, Jockey Jack, Professor Bob, and Sugar Daddy. At the age of 16, he did everything he could to stay off the streets and out of gangs. As his love for radio grew, he became interested in Alan Freed, the ultimate DJ of New York radio. Smith perched himself outside the doors of the Paramount Theater hoping to meet Freed. He got his big break when he became a "gofer" at Paramount.

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