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Re: WMEX Schedule in the 60's
I called Mel Miller today and he CONFIRMED that he was both Mel Miller and
Melvin X. Melvin - can't get much more official than that!
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Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: WMEX Schedule in the 60's
> The 1964 lineup was correct - including the air shift times:
> Fenway 5-9
> Mel Miller 9-12
> Dan Donovan 12-4
> Melvin X. Melvin 4-8
> Arnie HGinsburg 8-10
> Jerry Willaims 10-1
> Johnny Gardner 1-5
> 1966 lineup someone else sent in was also accurate:
> Larry Justice 6-10
> The Jones Boy 10-2
> Mel Miller 2-4
> Dan Donovan 4-7
> Arnie Ginsburg 7-10
> Steve Fredericks 10-1
> Larry Glick 1-6
> Johnny Gardner was indeed John H. Garabedian.
> Melvin X. Melvin was JJ Jeffrey, not Mel Miller. Note that both Mel Miller
and Melvin X. Melvin were on WMEX during the same era. Airchecks clearly
show that they were not the same person.
> I believe that Jeffrey came to WMEX in the early 60's when Charlie Parker
> The part that I know for sure is that he was given the mike name Melvin X.
Melvin. The name was inspired by civil rights activist Malcolm X, who was
assassinated during National Brotherhood Week in 1965. After Jeffrey left
WMEX that same year Mack Richmond retired the Melxin X. Melvin name. Mel
Miller continued on the station for a few more years - using his own name.