Don Henley on radio

Fri Feb 20 20:13:53 EST 2004

  Donna Halper wrote:
>At 05:33 PM 2/20/2004 -0500, Don wrote:
>>The earlier posts are correct.  DJ's choosing their own music went away 
>>with the payola scandal of 1960.
>Maybe in top 40, but I was on the air in album rock in the 70s, and we 
>still chose much of our own music till about 1975 or 76. That's when Lee 
>Abrams and other consultant types decided to restrict even the album rock 

Still, we're talking almost 30 years.   Free-form radio was, alas, jocks 
programming more for themselves than for the audience.  Some "got it" and 
played the hits, many others didn't and just put on a bunch of obscure 
stuff that they liked, and segued well.

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