When I wrote an article about KJR’s Golden Years, I was contacted by Roger King — the producer/director of an interesting documentary film that digs into the lives of four prominent North American radio disc jockeys. The featured jocks are Pat O’Day (Pacific Northwest icon), Charles Laquidara (Boston), Meg Griffin (NYC) and David Marsden from Canada. The movie is titled I Am What I Play and the Internet Movie Database summarizes it in this way.
“From the 1960s to the 1980s, the rock radio DJ played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. I Am What I Play profiles four disc jockeys in major markets during this period: their programming, their politics and their deep connections with musicians and fans in the heyday of rock radio. Where are they now – and how did they reinvent themselves as the medium changed? Featuring the music of The Ramones, Joni Mitchell, Rush, David Bowie, The Cars, The Sonics and more.”
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