As aired on public television
Relive the rise and fall of rock radio with footage from all the eras
Hear from deejays Casey Kasem, Jerry The Geator Blavat, Dick Biondi, Raechel Donahue, Cousin Brucie Morrow and many more!
See vintage footage and sound of Alan Freed, Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack, Tom Donahue, Murray the K, Martha Jean The Queen Steinberg and others, plus The Beatles and Elvis!
Alan Freeds son talks about his dads involvement in the payola scandal
Maybe video didnt kill the radio star after all. Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio documents the history of rock and roll radio -- from the introduction of The Devil s Music by 1950s AM deejays to the FM pioneers who brought sex-drugs-and-rock to the airwaves in the 60s. Then witness the silencing of rock radio by government and big-business interests and, finally, see its promise of rebirth via satellite.
Hear from radio stars, and watch historic film footage in this award-winning documentary previously seen on public television. Featured deejays include Jerry The Geator Blavat, Dick Biondi, Raechel Donahue, Cousin Brucie Morrow, Martha Jean The Queen Steinberg, Dan Ingram, Meg Griffin and more. Plus, Lance Freed talks about his father Alan Freeds own rise and fall in radio. Musicians include David Crosby, Grace Slick, Little Steven Van Zandt, Bob Weir, Ray Manzarek (The Doors) and others.
Plus, see vintage footage and hear recordings of radio and rock greats like Dick Clark, Tom Donahue, The Beatles, Wolfman Jack, Murray the K, Elvis and many, many more!