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    Hello --- This site gives a little biography and picture of the personalities you will listen to on Rock-it Radio.
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  • Bennie Dingo - Owner and Founder & Rockabilly Raucous Show
  • Lane Quigley Program Manager and the Memory Lane Show
  • Al "Cool Daddy" Smith from Studio C - Brampton Ontariio Canada
  • Cool Bobby B & The Doo Wop Stop
  • Bill Green and the Rock and Roll Retrospective Show
  • Pete Chaston's Doo Wop Show.
  • Ken Abruzzi's -- Rockin' Daddy O's - Rockabilly Ranch Party & The Atomic Doo Wop Dance Party show.
  • Mike Taylor's Rockabilly Hour Show.
  • Jackie Bond's Let the Good Times Roll Rockabilly Hour
  • Trevor Hyland Rock N Roll Dance Party
  • Matt the Cat and the Juke in the Back show.
  • Ken Strange - DJ Spinning Rock - Spinning Rock Boogie Show
  • Jack Van Oers - Rockin' Windmill Show
  • Ted Loukes and the Rockabilly Rhythm Show
  • Dave the Rave & The Relics and Rarities Show
  • Papa Walt's Oldies Show - Host Walt Groditski
  • Otto Fuchs and the Rockin' the Joint show.
  • Keith Baxter and the Good Rockin' Tonight Show.
  • James Riley and the Rockabilly and Blues Show.
  • Billy Vera's Rock and Roll Party.
  • Glen Gordon's Musical Web Show from Madison, Wisconsin


    Vital Support Staff
  • Steven Armstrong - Station Engineer and studio manager.
  • Debbie Snowdove - First Nations Broadcasting
  • Jammin' Jan Jukejoint Jamboree & Launching Pad volunteer

    Past Radio Personalities and DJ's of the past!
  • DJ's of the Past at Rock-it Radio.
  • Rock-it Playlist Volunteers



    NOTE: ALL THE DJ'S AT ROCK-IT RADIO LOVE TO GET AND DO REQUESTS, AND DEDICATIONS! AND COMMENTS ABOUT THEIR SHOWS. AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH DJ SECTION IS A LINK TO THEIR E MAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE USE THE LINK TO CONTACT THEM WITH.




    Though Rock-it Radio didn't exist until 1995 --- Bennie Dingo and Jammin Jan have teamed up for years. Originally high school sweethearts that stayed in touch with each other and in 1987 got back together. --- They have been together ever since.




    Bennie Dingo back in his earlier days of Radio


    Bennie Dingo with Jammin' Jan today -- See what 30 years in radio can do to a guy!

    Bennie Dingo ---Bennie originally started broadcasting way back in 1980 for 4BC Radio in Brisbane, Australia at that time an oldies station format. In 1995 he got back into radio realizing then that the true 50's and early 60's Rock and Roll was being dismissed by most oldies stations and fading away from playlists. And he began Rock-it Radio and broadcasting on shortwave out of IRRS in Milan, Italy and quickly acquired other affiliates including WRMI in Miami Florida and Palmsradio in Corpus Christi, Texas as well. Since then has converted the back portion of N.O. Farms to operate a studio and has been broadcasting on the internet since 1997. In 2002 has expanded and now also operates on The Rock-it 99.1 FM in Ventura, California as well. Besides collecting Oldies, and sharing them. Bennie enjoys exploring the unbeaten path by 4 wheel driving, explore remote areas and ghost towns of the gold rushes of California and Alaska and the Yukon Territory. He is also a collector of old cars, and a avid fan of the sport of Dogsledding! Really! and of course 45's and 78's from the 1950's.

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  • Click here to check out Bennie Dingo's Web page in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

    Bennie Dingo with a loyal Rock-it Radio Listener somewhere in Queensland, Australia.
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    Lane Quigley and the Memory Lane Show
    Joined Rock-it Radio in September 1998

    Lane has been a Godsend to the Rock-it --- In his earlier years in College he had a very popular show at KUSC-FM called "the Memory Lane show".
    Lane Joined the Rock-it team in late 1998 and has been doing fantastic shows for us ever since!!! The Rock-it is blessed to have him!! And we hope to have him for a long, long time.


    Pictured here is a photo of Lane with the famous L.A. DJ Icon Hunter Hancock together they made Rock-it show #197. Probably the most famous of all Rock-it shows. Hunter is credited as being the First DJ ever to have his own show dedicated entirely to "race music" later termed... "Rhythm and Blues". And was a regular on several Los Angeles Radio stations in the 50's and early 60's.

    Lane Quigley with National DJ Icon Casey Kasem.

    Hunter Hancock (Left), Long time L.A. DJ Art Laboe (center) and Lane Quigley (Rt.)

    Lane Quigley with Smokey Robinson.

    Lane interviewed and featured Dee Dee Phelps of Dick and Dee Dee and here she is with Lane inside Rock-it Radio Studio B.

    Rock-it Radio's Lane Quigley with Doo Wop Legend Dion.
    Click here to e mail DJ and Program Manager of Rock-it Radio - Lane Quigley


    Al "Cool Daddy" Smith -- Brampton, Ontario Canada
    Joined Rock-it Radio in May 2000

    Al "Cool Daddy" Smith from Brampton, Ontario Canada
    Rock-it Radio during a promotion back in April of 2000 looking for record collectors who would like to share there collections over Rock-it Radio was lucky enough to pick up Al, and is now on every month on the Rock-it. In his Bio he states....
    I am a retired school principal with time on my hands and an interest in music that goes back to the '40's. I just turned 60 and I am into record collecting [some 5000 L.P's and about a 1000 CD's at last count. I like jazz and blues ,gospel, country and western as these are the roots of what we play on the Rockit. I and my wife of 36 years are into travelling and just returned from Hawaii last month. I will try to do a few shows each month and send them down. I run 4 miles a day and lift weights in order to be role model to my three kids [all married ,gainfully employed and living away from home!!!!] I hope to be a grandfather some day but have no control over this. I like politics and reading historical literature. I taught History in High School in the 60's.[Now there was a experience.] Collecting and listening to great Rock and RnB has always been a release for me and continues to be so even though the stressful days are behind me.

    Al 'Cool Daddy' Smith inside the famous SUN Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.


    Inside his studio 'C' in Brampton -- Al picks another vinyl favorite to play on Rock-it Radio.

    Click here to e mail Al "Cool Daddy" Smith


    Cool Bobby B's Doo Wop Stop
    Joined Rock-it Radio in July 2001


    Pennsylvania, 1957, at precisely Midnight and under a full moon, a shadowy figure breaks the flimsy lock on a "day timer" radio station transmitter room, cranks up the power to 100,000 watts and broadcasts throughout the Eastern Seaboard, Street Corner Harmony Records { later to be known as DOO WOP }. The authorities responded to the panicked calls of the public, but before they could apprehend him, the intruder slipped out the back door and into Rock and Roll History. Legend has it he left behind only a single clue….a cow bell. He remains wanted to this day. It is rumored that same voice can now be heard throughout the United States on the Nationally Syndicated COOL BOBBY B’S DOO WOP STOP.

    When he was only 12 years old, inspired by his idol, Alan Freed, armed with a portable record player and stack of 45 RPM records, using the name BOBBY MANN, Bob began his career by DJ-ing birthday parties and Jr. High sock hops. His classmates dubbed him "COOL" BOBBY. He continued to DJ dances, "sweet sixteen" parties, and Bar Mitzvah’s throughout High School. As a Freshman in College, he worked as a part-time D.J. at Temple University’s WRTI, then full time at WHAT for the balance of his college years. After graduation he was on the air at Philadelphia’s WRCP.
    Shortly after the 1957 incident, unsure exactly when the statute of limitations expired for breaking and entering a federally licensed and operated facility, he fled to Springfield, Missouri. There, he began broadcasting at KTTS under an assumed identity. He also began a short singing career recording as the "real" Bob Steele. Now he is broadcasting to the world via Internet on Rock-it Radio.
    If you wish to E Mail Cool Bobby B you can Click below.
    Click here to Send E Mail to Cool Bobby B. (please make sure to tell him you heard him on Rock-it Radio!

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    Bill Green -- The Rock and Roll Retrospective Show


    Bill Green Receives a reward from Jammin' Jan of Rock-it Radio.

    For over ten years Bill Green has co-hosted many Memory Lane shows with Lane Quigley here on Rock-it Radio. Bill and Lane bring you the annual East vs. West and North vs. South music battles where songs are paired off and listeners vote for their favorite round by round. In July, 2008 Bill joined the Rock-it D J ranks full time with his Rock 'n Roll Retrospective show where he plays all the songs from the unknown to the unforgettable. Bill grew up in New Jersey listening to such great DJs as Alan Freed, Jocko Henderson, and Murray the K. After hearing the 48 hour syndicated broadcast 'The History of Rock and Roll' in the late sixties he decided to become a DJ. For several years in the early seventies Bill hosted a Saturday night Oldies program on WCRV in Northwest New Jersey. But now we are thrilled to have him here on Rock-it Radio.

    Click here if you would like to send Bill an E Mail



    Pete Chaston's -- Doo Wop Show


    Pete Chaston and his Doo Wop Show - Joined Rock-it Radio on the 18th of January, 2006.


    PETE CHASTON grew up in New York City during the original doo-wop era, listening to Alan Freed on the radio, going to the rock'n'roll shows to see and hear the doo-wop groups, and singing on the street corner with his friends.
    Pete has had doo-wop radio shows in Upstate New York, and for eight years on KCXL radio in Kansas City. He also will now have his doo-wop show on Rock-it Radio in Ventura, California.
    Pete Chaston's goal is to help bring the enjoyment of doo-wop music to all, including its introduction to new generations.
    Professionally, Pete Chaston is a meteorologist, having been director of a National Weather Service office in Rochester, New York and also having run a training program that teaches meteorologists how to forecast. He developed a snow forecasting technique that is now used by weather forecasters to forecast amounts of snow.
    Pete has written five books of weather, which are used by the nation's colleges. Pete and his cousin Walt also formed a group, Chaston & Groditski, http://www.chastongroditski.com recording funny and almost insane and outlandish songs on several CDs, which routinely are played on comedy music programs such as the Dr. Demento Show.
    But doo-wop music remains a passion, and it is with great joy that we bring The Pete Chaston Doo-Wop Show to Rock-it Radio.


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    Ken Abruzzi and the Rockin' Daddy-O's Rockabilly Ranch Party


    Ken Abruzzi and the "Rockin' Daddy-O's Rockabilly Ranch Party - Joined Rock-it Radio on the 7th of April, 2007


    Ken Abruzzi, aka DJ Rockin' Daddy-O has been into Good Rockin' Music since he was a teenager. He has a vast record collection covering not just Rockabilly, but also Real R n B and Doo Wop. On his Rock-it Radio Show, Rockin' Daddy-O's Rockabilly Ranch Party, Ken will be spinning the best of classic 1950's Rockabilly, alongside the best of today's Rockabilly scene, like Big Sandy and Wildfire Willie. "This is a way of life" says Abruzzi, who shares a 1950's style Jersey Shore apartment with his lovely fiancee, Rockabilly Songtress Debra Dynamite. "We live the life we love, and love the life we live." "We don't have cable TV, who needs it, we don't even have the TV hooked up to watch regular TV...I mean who cares about American Idol when you can watch the Collins Kids every night." Ken has been DJing for a long time . He's done radio spots on the RnB Revue (WFUV), RnB Serenade(WRHU), along with doing Bars and clubs in NYC like The Slipper Room, Motor City Bar, Union Pool, and Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. He's DJ'd at Venues such as "Big City After Dark", "Mad Daddy Mondays", "Get Hot or Go Home" and "Viva Las Vegas". "I just love to play good rockin' music for people....get 'em dancin', you know." When I get a full dance floor of people doing 'The Stroll', I, know I'm doing my job", says Abruzzi, who also helped DJ Miss Wolff's Jiving classes at Viva Las Vegas # 8 and #9. So, dig it, get ready for "Rockin' Daddy-O's Rockabilly Ranch Party" here at rock-it radio... Put your Cat Clothes on, buff up your Blue Suede Shoes, put some Murray's or Royal Crown in your hair, and as Elvis would say, "Let's Get Real Real Gone For a Change"

    Click here if you would like to send Rockin' Daddy O an E Mail or request.



    Mike Taylor -- Branson, Missouri
    Joined Rock-it Radio in July 2000

    Hi, rockabilly fans--Mike Taylor here. I've been doing shows for Rock-it Radio since the summer of 2000 and that's...quite awhile! When I started out I figured that either I would run out of material or get tired of rockabilly music but that hasn't happened. There are always tunes I haven't heard popping up, old and new, and I enjoy hunting them down and bringing them to you. I appreciate your requests and suggestions--they keep the shows fresh. And a special shout-out to our European listeners--they've helped keep rockabilly alive for the past three decades. I've lived here in Branson, Missouri for the past few years--the "live entertainment capitol of the world," as you've heard me proclaim at the beginning of my show--and we're fortunate to have many of the old-time R&R'ers still performing here. Rock on!

    Click here to E Mail Mike Taylor!
    Mike would greatly appreciate any feedback on his shows and requests and dedications so drop him a note and tell him you heard him on Rock-it Radio!


    Jackie Bond and the Let the Good Times Roll Oldies show
    Joined Rock-it Radio in the 23 September, 2009.

    Hi, I'm Jackie Bond from Harrow, England. I have probably been the best DJ in our street for over 40 years producing great rock 'n' roll shows for Penny my long suffering wife and our children, Donna and Lee.
    Donna does a u-turn if she hears Sleepy LaBeef coming from the speakers and Lee liked the music so much he packed up and moved to Melbourne.
    The big breakthrough came two years ago with the introduction of Jackie Bond (my adopted DJ name) and the 'Let the Good times Roll' Radio Show a monthly show on Community Radio.
    I have been a listener's club member of Rock-it Radio for many years and when I read that Rock-it Radio were looking for a rockabilly DJ, I hoped that this was a chance to play some more great music on the airways.
    I have a passion for live rockin' music and I have been fortunate to see almost every visitor to these shores since the late 50's, Gene Vincent, Johnny Carroll, Duane Eddy, the list is endless. I believe that if we're true followers of rock n roll, rhythm and blues, doo wop and rockabilly we should do our best to support and keep this great music alive.
    For this reason I am so pleased to be given the opportunity to bring 'Let the Good Times Roll' - (The Rockabilly version) to Rock-it Radio.
    I hope you enjoy the shows.
    In 2015 Jackie Bond's Let the Good Times Roll Rockabilly Show name was changed to Let the Good Times Roll "Oldies" show to add a wider variety of great rockin' tunes from the first decade of Rock and Roll.
    Click here if you wish to send Jackie Bond an e mail.


    Trevor Hyland and the Rock and Roll Dance Party
    Joined Rock-it Radio in Jaunary of 2010!



    For 20 + years Trevor Hyland has been presenting Rockabilly and Rock 'N' Roll shows on various radio stations in Bendigo , Victoria, Australia.
    Trevor presents two Rock 'N' Roll Shows both called Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party on the No 1 50's, 60's 70's Station in Central Victoria KLFM 96.5 & 106.3 FM . Trev has always supported and given airtime to new and emerging acts from Europe, U.S.A. and Australia. Trevor has a particular passion for Sun Records and remembers listening to the Rock 'N' Roll invasion of the 50's . He remembers vividly hearing ( while walking to school ) in 1959 the news bulletin detailing the loss of The Three Stars.
    Trev was listening when it Happened. And now if it ROCKS he plays it here on Rock-it Radio!
    Shazam! Shazam!
    Click here to E Mail Trevor Hyland with your future rockabilly request!
    Click here to check out Trevor's Fantastic Facebook page he puts up great vintage videos


    Matt the Cat and the Juke in the Back Show!!!


    Matt The Cat spent the better part of the last decade howlin’ nightly to a national audience over XM Satellite Radio’s 50s channel. On weeknights, The Night Prowl Show with Matt The Cat took radio listeners prowling around the back alleys of early rock n’ roll and rhythm and blues. Matt interviewed and profiled such rock n’ roll legends as Lloyd Price, Aaron Neville, Big Jay McNeely, Dale Hawkins, Earl “Speedo” Carroll of The Cadillacs. Also Earl Lewis of the Channels, Pookie Hudson of The Spaniels, Sonny Burgess, Johnny Maestro and rockabilly guitar king James Burton just to name a few. Matt’s focus on doo wop, R&B, rockabilly and early rock n’ roll is unmatched on American radio today. He delivers the “story behind the story” on the hits that enthusiasts remember and the rarities that should have been hits.
    Matt The Cat has spent the last 20 years in radio, beginning at the tender age of 13 when his career began, hosting an Oldies radio show on the little 710 watts community radio station WBMT in Boxford, MA. He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he hosted a weekly classic soul music show called “The Soul Bucket.” It was there he interviewed the legendary Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. Others included Barrence Whitfiled, Bernie Worell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, and Otis Clay.
    Now Matt flies high on the Rock-It with “Juke In The Back,” dedicated to the post war rhythm & blues of the late 1940s and early 1950s or the “soul that came before rock n’ roll.” If you wanted to hear rhythm & blues during the 1950s, you couldn’t get it from the juke box in the front. No, no! In order to hear that glorious, down and dirty R&B, you had to go to the low-lit, spit-shined “Juke In The Back.” These songs are the building blocks of rock n’ roll. These are the records that inspired Elvis and single-handedly led to the rock n’ roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Roy Brown, Joe Liggins, Professor Longhair and many more take center stage on The Juke In The Back. Catch it on Rock-It Radio!

    Check out also Matt's webpage for The Juke in the back Click here.
    Click here to E Mail Matt the Cat

    Matt the Cat's Facebook page.
    Come Stay and meet Matt the Cat as he just acquired the Stepping Stone Inn - in Salem, Massachusetts.





    Ken Strange -- (DJ Spinning Rock Boogie) & The Movin' and Groovin' Show

    Began Rock-it Radio on November 1, 2011.
    From: Hinckley - Leicestershire England.


    Ken Strange My musical taste is basically 50's style rock and roll from back in the day right through to the present. If it has a 50's 'feel' then it's included in my collection. In my book, this includes mainstream and classic rock and roll, rockabilly, hillbilly, doo wop, blues, boogie and jump blues. My show, The Movin' and Groovin' Shw includes all of the above. Most of the sets within the show are themed, i.e. a certain style or a particular artist etc. and I have modelled it on the Jack Jackson Show which was much listened too by us Brits on Radio Luxembourg. Over all, my show has a light hearted approach to all things rock and roll but is serious in its content.
    Click here to E Mail DJ Spinning Rock Boogie - With future requests and comments!

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    Jack Van Oers and the Rockin' Windmill Show

    First Broadcast Rock-it Radio on August 2, 2012.


    Hallo rock 'n' roll / rockabilly fans. My name is Jack van Oers. Born in 1949, just a few years before the musical revolution called rock 'n roll. My wife and I are living in a small village called St. Willebrord in the South-West of The Netherlands. Where a lot of people still appreciate the golden oldies.

    Since 1998 I host a weekly 2-hours radio show at Radio Rucphen FM in the Netherlands. The music played in these shows are all rock 'n' roll related. From Doo-Wop to Country Rock and from Indorock to Rockabilly. Rockabilly is my favorite kind of rock and roll. Mainly from the 50's and early 60's. But I also love the music from the European rock 'n roll / rockabilly revival in the 70's and 80's.

    After working for an American company for about 36 years I retired in 2010. Time for a new challenge at Rock-It Radio. My show will be called - The Rockin' Windmill Show. Most of the songs will be from the 50's and early 60's. European recordings will be included. Enjoy the music and don't be shy when you have requests and/or comments!

    Click here to E Mail Jack Van Oers and the Rockin' Windmill show

    Click here to check out The Rock n Roll Dutch site of Jack Van Oers

    Click here to check out Jack Van Oers new Facebook page!


    Ted Loukes and the Rockabilly Rhythm Show

    First Broadcast Rock-it Radio on September 17, 2012.


    Hailing from his studios in Johannesburg, South Africa Ted and the Rockabilly Rhythm Show joined the Rock-it Radio ranks in Mid September of 2012. His first show released as show #4285.
    My love of Rockabilly music has been with me since the 70s. I was busy growing up in a quiet English seaside town when I was first exposed to Ronnie Weiser's Rollin' Rock. Sexy, slap bass heavy releases that were coming out of California and hitting England at the same time as the Punk revolution was happening. Mixing Charlie Feathers, Ray Campi and Mac Curtis with The Sex Pistols and The Clash was the order of the day and Rockabilly took off as a solid underground sub-culture. Flat top haircuts and box jackets were seen everywhere, yet, thankfully, Rockabilly never achieved any kind of mainstream popularity, and that kept it pure. As the Seventies revival took shape, artists from a bygone era hurriedly pulled on their blue suede shoes, strapped on their old guitars and hit the road once more. Established record labels rushed out compilations of their back catalogues, full of obscure singers who had maybe cut one or two sides in the Fifties.
    These re-releases started me on a quest to find even more obscure recordings that swung from the Blues of the Delta through to Bluegrass from the Ozarks, all the time keeping a solid Rockabilly backbeat in the centre. I have been living in South Africa for the last 20 or so years, where there is very little knowledge, let alone interest, in Rockabilly and so I began the Rockabilly Rhythm Radio show as a means of bringing together the few like-minded people in the country.
    The show has grown and I have gathered listeners from, not only South Africa, but as far afield as Mexico, England, America, Japan and Australia. Rockabilly Rhythm promises to bring you the wildest hottest Rockabilly music around.

    Click here to E Mail Ted and the Rockabilly Rhythm Show




    Dave the Rave and the Relics and Rarities Show

    Joined Rock-it Radio on March 25,2013.

    Dave the Rave down in the Relics and Rarities vault with over 100,000 45s!

    There are plenty of "oldies but goodies" shows on the radio that like to countdown the hits. Dave the Rave's Relics and Rarities Show doesn't count down anything. Most of the tunes played on Dave's show are not focused on the same repetitive oldies that placed in the Top 20. Dave combines the cool hits with many songs that never, although could have and probably should have hit the Top 40. Dave is giving these great tunes the second chance they never received.

    Dave is not simply trying to play obscure music simply for the sake of being obscure. Quite the opposite! Dave the Rave is giving credit to music that deserves a chance to be heard. The 45's that simply fell through the cracks and will leave you scratching your heads in disbelief that what you just heard never became a Top 40 hit.

    Dave the Rave has spent countless hours searching for these hit sounding 45's that never entered into the Top 40 but had the sound potential to have done so. The show is very diverse in the music that it features. You will hear soul, surf, garage, British Invasion, girl groups, doowop, rockabilly, teeners, and instrumentals.

    Relics and Rarities loves to feature local hits, record store rarities, lost B-sides and original versions of Top 40 hits. Many of the 45's in his collection is the kind of music that you would be paying thousand's of dollars for in an old record store if you could even find the record.

    Click here to check out his website - davetherave.com

    Click here to E Mail Dave the Rave & The Relics & Rarities show

    Click here to check out Dave the Rave's Facebook page!





    Papa Walt's Oldies Show - Host Walt Groditski
    Joined Rock-it Radio on 1 November, 2013.

    “Papa” Walt Groditski was born in 1947 in the Bronx, N.Y. and grew up in the town of Huntington Station on Long Island where he began collecting records in his early teens. He still owns all of the records that he accumulated as a young man and has been collecting various genres of rock oldies for the last fifty years. Walt is a musician who has a modest home studio where he creates original music and where his shows for Rock-it Radio are produced. His shows reflect the music that he loves . . . the tunes from the 1960’s and 1970’s.



    This photograph shows Walt, at about the age of 18, playing guitar and having a little rock’n’roll concert with his cousins in the basement of his house during a family holiday gathering. The person sitting just to Walt’s left, and clapping his hands, is none other than Rock-it Radio D.J. Pete Chaston.

    Click here if you wish to send Papa Walt an e mail.


    Otto Fuchs & The Rockin' the Joint Show.
    Joined Rock-it Radio on 13 February 2014.

    Otto Fuchs was born on May 13th 1978 in Mariazell, Styria /Austria. He discovers a deep passion for rock & roll while being in his early teens. Just fourteen years old, he becomes the youngest writer for the german „Rock & Roll music magazine“. From 2000 - 2004 he hosts The Rocket 88 Show for KRKT 99.1 FM Rock It Radio, Ventura / California. Numerous interviews with 1950s Rock & Roll Legends such as Billy Lee Riley, Marvin Rainwater, Charlie Gracie, Gene Vincent Blue Cap Drummer Dickie „Be Bop“ Harrell, Bill Haley´s Comets members Marshall Lytle and Bill Turner are led & recorded by Fuchs for this show ... During that period he also places various articles in the german „Dynamite - The World Of Rock & Roll“ magazine. In 2005 he starts to contribute reviews and interviews for german jive, swing & rockabilly magazine „Slam Bam“. Bob Timmers of the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame recruits him as columnist for the Tennessee based Rockabilly Hall Of Fame. While Otto Fuchs continues to write in german for the Stompin´ News magazine, the column for the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame is the first medium which requires him to write in his second language English. During a trip to his former home, London (he lived there from 1997 - 1999),Otto Fuchs meets John Howard. Soon the two men come to the agreement that UK Rock , whose editor John Howard was then, will publish his work as well. Otto Fuchs currently hosts the Internet Radio Programme “The Rockin´ The Joint Show” on Rock It Radio. (www.rockitradio.net) In 2011, the book “Bill Haley – Father of Rock & Roll” by Otto Fuchs was published. (Wagner Verlag ISBN: 978-3-86683-901-4) It was also promoted with two appearances by Bill Haley´s youngest daughter Gina Haley at the “Shake, Rattle & Roll Weekender” in Great Yarmouth and the Kings of Rock & Roll in Weston-Super Mare, England. (March and October 2011). Otto Fuchs accompanied Gina Haley to both concerts, and also wrote the linernotes to the album “Rock & Roll Lifestyle” which Press-Tone releases by Gina Haley with the English Tribute band Phil Haley & The Comments. 2014 sees Otto back on Rock It Radio. His biography Bill Haley will be made available in a revised edition entitled “Bill Haley – The Father of Rock & Roll” (Wagner Verlag) in the same year also.


    Click here if you wish to send Otto an e mail.

    Click here to check out Otto's Facebook Page!



    Keith Baxter and the Good Rockin' Tonight Show
    Premiere Broadcast was on June 8, 2014.

    Keith is a musician who has been active on the Brighton, UK, music scene for twenty years as well as being an avid record collector. He can often be found flicking through the racks at record fairs and second hand record shops or trawling the web searching for elusive vinyl LPs and obscure CD releases. Keith has been presenting the Rock and Roll Show on UK South Coast station Seahaven FM live every Monday since May 2011.
    Keith is a busy bass player on the local music scene and is a member of Link Grey and the Dark Country who specialise in rock and roll and surf instrumentals. He also plays double bass in Early Bird Special a western swing combo. Keith formed his own band The Roadrunners in 1994 who are still going strong playing a mix of New Orleans based rock and roll, blues, swing and southern soul.
    Keith is a passionate Rock and Roll fan and highlights include shaking hands with Chuck Berry and getting to meet two of his heroes Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana!
    On his Rock-it Radio show Keith spins a mix of 50s and early 60s Rock and Roll including Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Surf , Rhythm and Blues, Girl Groups and Instrumentals.



    James Riley and the Rockabilly & Blues Show.
    Premiere Broadcast was on July 15, 2014.

    I immediately fell in love with the music from a very young age upon hearing my mom’s Elvis records. Any allowance money I obtained quickly went to discovering more of this music at the monthly flea markets in Louisville, KY. Elvis opened the door for me to discover Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Dion, Chuck Berry, Johnny & Dorsey Burnette and so many more. Seeing the Buddy Holly Story as a 9 year old sealed the deal for me. While the story was lacking in historical facts, it importantly helped continue my journey to discovering rockabilly, early rock, blues, etc. As an adult in my mid-40’s, the passion is as strong as ever. I do radio promotions in Nashville, TN as well as radio/press for Lanark Records out of Lancaster, PA. Aligning myself with like-minded people has been key for me as I continue to explore this passion for the music!

    The Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour explores both modern and vintage rockabilly, blues, roots, country, surf, etc. along with exclusive interviews and periodic contests! You never know what surprise you'll hear on the show!
    Click here if you wish to send an e mail to James Riley!.





    Billy Vera's Rock and Roll Party
    Premiere Broadcast was on July 26, 2015.

    We are delighted to announce that the legendary BILLY VERA will be joining the roster of jocks here at Rock-it Radio. Billy is one of the world's leading historians on our music, and is a fabulous story-teller.
    He has written liner notes for over 200 CD reissues & compilations. He is a successful composer, having written songs that have gone #1 on the pop and country charts. ALSO as a performer, he hit the top of the charts in the 80's with "At This Moment". He currently leads a big band that has performed on both coasts. He produced several successful albums for Lou Rawls. He has appeared at may legendary venues, including the Apollo Theatre. Billy led the house band for the ABC-TV late night show hosted by Rick Dees, has appeared on TV and in motion pictures, and is one of the nation's top voice-over commercial talents. His accolades include receivng a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and being awarded a Grammy.
    All of that, of course, pales in comparison to his latest triumph --- joining the roster of jocks on Rock-it Radio.

    Click here if you wish to send an e mail to Billy Vera




    Glen Gordon & The Musical Web Show
    Premiere Broadcast was on 22 April, 2016.

    Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin Glen love's all the genres featured on Rock-it Radio. His wife jokes that he likes music by dead people, which is true, but being dead is not a prerequisite for his approval. He's been collecting records ever since he can remember, and loves weaving songs together using topical themes and musical similarities.

    Glen would love to hear from you but doesn't want his email address exposed to automated spammers. So you'll need to compose his address by combining his first name, his last name and the numbers 58 and adding @gmail.com.


    VITAL SUPPORT STAFF AND PROMOTERS


    Steven Armstrong (Rock-it Radio Station Engineer)
    Probably the bravest of those at Rock-it Radio. He is our station engineer. Keeping 99.1 FM on air here in Post Falls, Idaho. Climbing heights for Antenna maintenance and keeping us sounding good!
    Steve also is playing a vital role not only in donating time and equipment in rebuilding the super studio this fall 2014!
    Click here to E Mail Steve the famous Rock-it Radio Station Engineer! .



    Debbie Snowdove - Manager - Sister Station First Nations Broadcasting
    Is Responsible for all our Northern Links to Alaska and Northern Canada & heads our Sister Station -- First Nations Broadcasting. Thanks to Debbie we are heard all over the Great White North.
    Debbie keeps one of the busiest schedules I have ever known - besides a great female vocalist herself her passion is dogsled racing in the winter and Kayaking in the Summer. She partakes every year and is our link to the Iditarod Dog Sled Race and is also a avid Private Pilot. She is also working diligently these last few months in sending out Promotions etc. for Rock-it Radio.
    In August 2012 Rock-it Radio began the Rock-it Radio News Service as well. And she is an active reporter and Editor for many of our News Stories now also. Debbie Snowdove | Create Your Badge
    Debbie Snowdove
    Click here to E Mail Debbie.
    Check out First Nations Broadcasting.

    Click here for the Rock-it Radio News Service via Twitter.




    Jammin' Jan -- of Rock-it Radio.

    Jammin' Jan is now volunteering for Rock-it Radio and does what she can here at the station and replies to many of the e mails received here at Rock-it Radio. She is also the one filling the orders and customer relations from the
    Rock-it Radio Launching Pad Store.

    She will also guest in various Rock-it Shows. She is also an accomplished Potter and Artist (She is the designer of the Rock-it Radio Logo).
    Click here to E Mail Jammin' Jan!

    Jammin' Jan's Facebook Page.


    July 15th - 2004 - Jammin' Jan begins her premiere broadcast of Jammin' Jan's Rockabilly Juke Joint Jamboree at Studio A of Rock-it Radio.



    Playlist Volunteers
    A big part of keeping Rock-it Radio online is the sales from our Rock-it Radio Launching Pad that offers vintage 50s thru 70s rock and roll radio shows for sale. The Restoration project to bring the actual tape to digitalize it before time gets the best of them has become a historical priority to save many of these broadcasts.
    These shows require accurate playlists to describe these shows and our sincere thanks to the two volunteers that have stepped up and provide us with the time consuming task of giving full descriptions of these shows.

    Beverly Bedford Grice
    Hailing from Ennismore, Ontario Canada besides being a loyal listener of Rock-it Radio - From the beginning of asking for volunteers -- Beverly was right there to volunteer and help out with the restoration project of these broadcasts.



    Andrew Jones from Gladstone, Michigan -- Andy has been sharing in the restoration and playlist project since 2010. He is very quick in getting us back those playlists, and extremely thorough in his descriptions. Andy is also a listener of Rock-it Radio shows and a collector of vintage radio shows known as airchecks.



    Rock-it Radio Band and Car Picture Section!!!
    When we get more Pictures we will add them --- In the mean time here is a picture of our 1958 Ford Skyliner Retractable.



    Though Rock-it Radio does not really have an Iraqi Radio Service per say - Several Members of the Armed Forces that listen to Rock-it Radio thru the Internet have let the locals enjoy our Rockin' 50's Rock and Roll!


    A few DJ's have come and gone here at Rock-it Radio and it is with great appreciation to all of them that have spent there time and efforts on Rock-it Radio to help us along the way in assisting us in keeping the oldies alive. You are not forgotten!!!!

    Rock-it Radio DJ's of the Past


    Clarke James - CJ The DJ and the The Rockin' n' Rollin' Record Review.
    Premiere Broadcast was on March 16, 2014 and shows aired on Rock-it Radio until November 2016.





    Steve Propes & The 45 Show - Steve Avid 45's Collector and DJ and Author.
    Joined the Rock-it Team on February 19, 2004 and was a long running DJ for Rock-it Radio and his shows always contained great rarities and some interviews. In the last couple of year's Steve had difficulty securing a studio to do his shows. We attempted to contact him from April to June of 2016 to find out his status. Sadly, we never received a reply.






    Mel Ventures - Back in Time Show

    Began Rock-it Radio on November 1, 2011 until April 2014.


    Mel Ventures joined the Rock-it Radio team back in 2011. And along with some of the most interesting program titles also included some very interesting interviews from time to time from his studios in Fresno, California. On April 26th sadly we received Mel's resignation due to time restraints and other business matters unable to continue with Rock-it Radio. We wish Mel all the very best in his future endeavors.


    Mike Bollea's Jukebox Party
    Ran from 2012 and 2013




    Johnny G and the Cruisin' Show from Reading, England.
    Joined Rock-it Radio in June 2002 and continued shows up to 2011. Johnny G has moved onto Forest FM in the UK with a popular Doo Wop Show. When with Rock-it Radio he played a combination of Rockabilly, 50s & 60s Rock and Doo Wop.







    Clarke Davis with The Big Show
    From his own Studios in New Jersey-- Clarke joined with Rock-it Radio in October 17, 2003 and his shows ran up to 2010. A recent flood destroyed his studio. Clarke was credited to getting professional done jingles for Rock-it Radio in it's early years.

    Clarke Davis at his studios in Dover, New Jersey.


    Tony Warner and the Timeless Tracks Show

    First Broadcast Rock-it Radio on August 2, 2012.
    Announced Retirement on November 12, 2013.


    Born in 1947 in Hanover, PA about 40 miles North of Baltimore..I got a heavy dose of Baltimore's R&B, Doo-Wop and Pop music from a TV dance show called the Buddy Deane Show. It was Buddy's show on which John Waters based his hugely successful stage and screen production of Hairspray!

    In 1993 I began Timeless Tracks as a 5-hour all-request show on the big Arkansas Oldies station, COOL-95, in Little Rock. The show stayed on the air until March, 2009 holding a huge audience. 16 years of fabulous fun sharing my music.

    Tony's Timeless Tracks show was popular here at Rock-it Radio and it showed a great balance of all the genres of 50s and 60s Rock and Roll. Sadly, for Rock-it Radio Tony was in demand in many places and we wish Tony all the best in his future endeavors. Tony's final show was in October of 2013.


    Rick Ward and the Rick Ward's Rockin' Memories Show


    Pictured here Rick Ward the Adonis of Internet Radio - Along with his lovely Sidekick Judy 'The Beauty'.
    Rick Ward and the Rockin' Memories Show - Joined Rock-it Radio on the 27th of August, 2007


    Rick joined Rock-it Radio and had his premiere broadcast on the 27th of August in Rock-it Radio show #2219. The Self Proclaimed Adonis of Internet Radio -- We were lucky to get Rick aboard Rock-it Radio thru the help of his long time broadcast buddy and fellow Rock-it Radio DJ -- Lane Quigley. Once you hear your show I know you will be hooked.
    Rick Ward has a rich radio history himself starting his career in 1960 as the Producer of the Alan Freed Radio show on KDAY when Mr. Freed came out to the West Coast. And later producing Wolfman Jack shows from XPRS 1090 AM that blanketed the Southern Portion of the U.S. at night with there huge 150,000 Watt signal. And of course what was on after Wolfman Jack on XPRS?? Well that was the Ricky Ward show of course! Today Rock-it Radio is very pleased to have him aboard and joining our ranks here at Rock-it Radio. His shows are a joy to listen to and his lovely wife Judy makes his shows all the much better! Rick and Judy are an A+ Act here on Rock-it Radio and we try to start the week off right by having them do the first show of every week.
    In December 2011 - Rick Ward announced his retirement as his studio was also in non funcitoning operation but still remains a close and very dear friend along with his wife Julie and always has a open invitation to return to Rock-it Radio!


    Gary Larkin and the House of Wax Show
    Joined Rock-it Radio in the 7 July, 2009.

    On the lucky date of 7 July, 2009 being the lucky number 7 and lucky for Rock-it Radio that we were able to acquire the long running popular Radio Show and Radio Host DJ Gary Larkin and the 'House of Wax Show' along with the 'Music for Lovers Show'. Gary has been a long time staple of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania radio and oldies with a wealth of oldies information. Gary has been a Disc Jockey since the age or 16 and has graduated from two different Broadcast schools. For 3 years in a row he received the #1 Jock in Pittsburgh, Pa. from 1977, 1978 and 1979. from Billboard Magazine. Gary has worked over the years at WMBA, WARO, WNUF, WZUM, WCCS and was also the music director for two of these east coast oldies stations. Gary is now semi retired for the last 6 years but like the eveready energizer bunny he keeps going and going and going and we are thrilled to have him aboard here at Rock-it Radio. Gary was listed in the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame as one of the Best Disc Jockeys of the 70's and now he's back here on Rock-it Radio!
    By October 2011 we had lost all contact with Gary Larkin and heard he had a computer crash of over 70,000 songs lost on his computer system and was moving to another retirement home.


    Ted Quillin
    Joined the Rock-it Team on September 4, 2004

    Ted Quillin on KFWB – Los Angeles Circa 1960.


    The Mighty Ted Quillin today here on Rock-it Radio.

    The following is a direct excerpt from the book “Los Angeles Radio People” by Don Barrett, published by db marketing Company in 1995.
    Quillin, Ted: KFWB, 1958-1961; KRLA 1962-64; KEZY 1966-68; KFI 1969; KFOX 1969-1971; XPRS in 1972. Born in Oklahoma City, Ted was part of the original “Seven Swingin’ gentleman: at Chuck Blore’s historic Color Radio” on KFWB January 2, 1958. Ted left Oklahoma before graduating from the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now UTEP). As one talk’s with T.Q. It is impossible to miss his “attitude determines desired altitude.” His communcation motivation seminars have been successful for decades: “Learn one magic trick that will change your life, personally and financially forever:. During the 1950’s his “people pleasing personality: took him through a number of Texas radio and television stations. It was at KELP – El Paso that his fortunes would leapfrog to California. The program director at KELP was Chuck Blore. When Chuck got the call to program KFWB, T.Q. was the only personality he took with it. From his home in Las Vegas Ted explained, “during the all night time, Chuck didn’t care what I played, so I flavored the rock music with lots of blues; in fact I called it “Blues for Breakfast”. It was during this time Ted and Ritchie Valens became good friends. “He used to visit me at my home and in the KFWB Studios. I became sort of a big brother/ consultant to Ritchie. He was a shy person and had a little trouble handling admiring throngs”. When Elvis got out of the Army, KFWB wanted to bring him to the LA Coliseum and they asked Ted to help since Ted knew Elvis. Ted continues the story, “I was given a certified check in the amount of $100,000. And flew to Memphis. I hung out with Elvis for Four days at Graceland. Colonel Parker wasn’t sure if Elvis would perform, but we had a good time in Memphis with Elvis.” By 1972, Ted was, as he put it, “at the intersection of walk and don’t walk. I had to get out of the fast lane.” During his time in Los Angeles he appeared in many of the Warner Bros. TV series, such as “77 Sunset Strip”, and with Debbie Reynolds in “My Six Loves”. He said he still gets residual checks for $5.00. He settled for a slower lane in Las Vegas and immediately went to work at KORK, where he was the morning star on radio and host of the afternoon TV movie. He eventually opened his own advertising agency, which he ran for over 20 years. He taught for years at Las Vegas City College. Always optimistic, T.Q. summed up his life with another “truism”, saying, “The road to success is always under construction”. Rock-it Radio is extremely pleased to have such a fine gentleman with this much great knowledge here on Rock-it Radio. Sadly on the Morning of April 20th, 2011 - Rock-it Radio received the e mail notice after a lengthy illness Ted passed away at the age of 81. You can read the obituary in the Rock-it Radio Facebook site by Clicking here.


    Ted Quillin in the late 60's promo sheet from XEPRS Radio.


    Ted Quillin in the Western Movie -- The Lawman

    Ted Quillin with Johnny Hayes back in the KRLA days in 1968.



    Butchie Boys Doo Wop Diner show
    From the Central Coast of Lompoc, California-- Joined with Rock-it Radio in October 1, 2003.


    C.W. "Butchie Boy" Olmstead is a Doo-wop oldies lover, aficionado and DJ who lives in the Central California Coast of Lompoc, California.
    "... I suffer from an illness for which I seek no cure! " ( says Butchie ) "...You may be familiar with it. The Sweet Heartbreak of Nostalgia & passion for Doo-wop oldies! I've loved all sorts of music over the years... from country to classical. I even suffered under the temporary delusion that all R&B and rock had reached its crest in the mid-to-late sixties, via such as The Beatles, Hendrix and Led Zeppelin et al. - But found that none has "struck-the-chord" and stayed with me like Doo-Wop. I was between the ages of 6 and 16 when groups like "The Volumes", "The Flamingos" and "The Skyliners" were inspiring hearts about love, loyalty and pure-hearted romance! Innocence and hope ( however naive! ) that is all but barren from the music-scape today. "Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers" were singing- "...Come on baby lets go downtown!", - to which I still chime-in to this day... "...What! We aint left yet!?"
    Butchie Update July 2010 - For over a year now Butchie has been in the Veteran's Hospital in Long Beach, California. It is our sincere wish and hope that Butchie will once again return to the microphone soon here on Rock-it Radio. You are missed Butchie!



    Otto Fuchs from Austria had a very popular Rockabilly show here on Rock-it Radio from 2001 to 2003. He still remains active writing various Rockabilly articles. We are happy to report Otto has returned to Rock-it Radio in February of 2014.




    Shaun Pierce from Pittsburgh, Pa. had a show called the Powerball show running from 2004 to 2007. Last we heard Shaun was doing Christian Radio in Pennsylvania.




    Roy Harrow and the Earful of Oz show originally ran as an all Australian Oldies show. From his studios outside of Adelaide, South Australia. His show later turned into an all encompassing worldwide oldies show. Roy joined Rock-it Radio in Mid 2007 and resigned on 6/24/2009 to go to another station.



    Denny McConnell and the Music of your Mind show
    Joined Rock-it Radio on January 25, 2008
    To October 2012.

    Denny McConnell (left) with Lewis Lymon of the Teenagers backstage at the 2007 Doo Wop Convention

    Denny McConnell joined the Rock-it Radio team in January of 2008. But actually met with Rock-it Radio during the 2nd Annual Cool Bobby B Doo Wop Convention where Denny was working. Denny hails from Reading, Pennsylvania and has an extensive collection of 50's Doo Wop and Rock and Roll and will be a welcome addition to the ranks of Rock-it Radio. Denny was active on Rock-it Radio up to October 2012.






    Wanda Watson did a couple of shows for us focusing on the music of Elvis Presley in 2012. Wanda hails from St. Louis Missouri.





    Paul Lauzon and the Echoes of the Past show from the studios of WCUW in Worcester, Massachusetts focused mostly on Doo Wop. And aired on Rock-it Radio from 2003 to 2006.




    Tommy Ryan and the Back Seat Memories Show
    Was a Doo Wop show from 2001 to 2004 on Rock-it Radio. Tommy also owned a 50s Diner where Rock-it Radio would play around the clock -right near Niagara Falls.




    Dave Justice and the RadioActivE Gold Show
    Was one of the more popular shows on Rock-it Radio and often included interviews of many performers of the 50s and 60s featuring their music. Dave joined Rock-it Radio back in 2001 and retired from radio and Rock-it Radio on October 2009.
    I recently received an e mail from Dave stating he is going to start replaying his Rock-it Radio shows and might want to check it out by clicking the link below.



    Sheree Homer on right. Had her own Rockabilly show here on Rock-it Radio back around 2002. Sheree played several SUN Record Rockabilly standards. Later had her own Rockabilly Magazine and recently published a book on Rockabilly titled 'Catch that Rockabilly Fever'.



    A couple of other DJ's we would like to thank that were with Rock-it Radio for awhile were from the UK - Ian Levine and Rockin' Robin both from 2001-2002.
    And another UK DJ Jack the Cat who was on Rock-it Radio for a short while in 2006. All were Rockabilly DJ's.




    Brian Lee at his studios at KVMR -

    Brian Lee and the Rock, Bop And Doo Wop Show - provided shows from the studios of KVMR in Nevada City, California from 2005 to 2011. And was one of the most high energy sounding dj's to air on Rock-it Radio. His shows were always a joy to listen to. And always featured obscure and very rare recordings.





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