For anyone who remembers the days when the Buzzard ruled the airwaves, this is a rare glimpse into the sex and drugs, music and merchandising that made the station so successful. -- Northern Ohio Live, November 1, 2007
Gorman's book is filled with anecdotes that transport the reader back to the rebellious days of radio (before corporate culture took over and deals could still be made with words and handshakes alone,) and his recollections provide a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the station's hallways, concert events, DJ personalities and celebrity interviews . . . His memories and behind-the-scenes accounts are the next best thing to having the WMMS of the late-1970s to mid-1980s still on the air. This entertaining and amusing read will be appreciated by avid listeners of "The Buzzard" during its heyday and anyone interested in Cleveland's music history. -- Cleveland Magazine, December 1, 2007
John Gorman is a personality and an astute radio guy . . . his energy and ingenuity-and the requisite ego-shine through here, making [the book] a vivid, entertaining addition to the Cleveland rock story. -- coolcleveland.com, December 5, 2007
What was it like behind the scenes at WMMS, the nation's hottest station during FM's heyday from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s? John Gorman, who ran the Cleveland radio station as music and program director and later operations manager, provides a riveting look at the events and people who shaped the station's history. -- Maple Heights Press, December 20, 2007
Written in an easy manner, parading zany, wonderful stories in a coherent, wildly entertaining style, Gorman's book reveals much about the inner workings of WMMS -- Goldmine Magazine, July 19, 2008
About the Author
In 1986 Gorman and twelve other staff members left WMMS to start 98.5 WNCX in Cleveland. He also founded a radio consulting firm, Gorman Media, and has worked with stations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Cleveland, and other markets.
Gorman won the Radio Consultant of the Year award at the 1985 annual Pop Music Convention and was awarded Operations Director of the Year in 1995 by Billboard magazine. He was inducted into the Ohio Radio-TV Hall of Fame in 2000. He lives in Bay Village, Ohio.