The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Radio and Television

Mikey Dread

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

In conjunction with the Rock Hall's 2007 Black History Month celebration of reggae music,this event also featured a performance by Dread and his band.

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

An artist and producer, Mikey Dread helped launch many artists, from Earl 16, Edi Fitzroy, Rod Taylor, Sugar Minott, Junior Murvin and the Roots Radics Band to the Clash, Japanese rock band Anarchy and Izzy Stradlin (ex Guns ‘n’ Roses). In addition to his work with the Clash, Dread has also recorded with UB40 and has collaborated with Seal.

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John Gorman

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall's exhibit WMMS: A Cleveland Legend Turns 40

Interviewed by Dr. Jason Hanley

John Gorman began his broadcasting career in Boston. In 1973 he moved to Cleveland to join WMMS, a small, free-form FM station then under new ownership. Over the next thirteen years he helped turn WMMS into one of the most popular and influential rock stations in the U.S. He served as music director and program director, and eventually became operations manager of WMMS and WHK. 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 also Vice President/ Director of Programming for OmniAmerica and Vice President/Director of Operations for WMJI, WHK and WMMS/Cleveland. He was inducted into the Ohio Radio Television Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2007, Gorman penned the book The Buzzard: Inside the Glory Days of WMMS and Cleveland Rock Radio.

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Austin City Limits Television Show

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall's exhibit Great Music. No Limits. Celebrating 35 Years of Austin City Limits

Interviewed by Dr. Lauren Onkey

Terry Lickona

Since 1978, Terry Lickona has been the producer of Austin City Limits, the longest-running popular music series in American television history. In 2003, ACL was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation's highest honor for artistic excellence, by the President of the United States. In 2009, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum honored both the studio where ACL is produced and the series itself as a "historic rock and roll landmark." 

In addition to ACL, Terry has produced many other specials and series for public television, cable, domestic and foreign syndication, home video, and DVD - approximately 1,000 programs, with artists ranging from legends like Ray Charles and Johnny Cash to Juanes, Coldplay and Neil Young to Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters.  Terry served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences from 2005-2007, Chair Emeritus from 2007-2009, was a founding member of the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy and continues to serve as co-chair of the Television Committee overseeing the Grammy Awards Show on CBS-TV.  He is also Vice Chairman of the Latin Recording Academy, based in Miami, Florida.  A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, Terry has lived in Austin, Texas since 1974.

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Larry Morrow

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Interviewed by Dr. Jason Hanley

One of the best known and respected broadcasters in Ohio, Larry Morrow goes by many names. Devotees of his radio shows will remember him as “The Duker.” In 1979, he was proclaimed “Mr. Cleveland” by then-Mayor George Voinovich. He’s also been called the “Presidents’ Man,” having officiated events where he was called upon to introduce Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton. But he’s probably best known as “The Voice of Cleveland,” a legendary radio personality whose soothing tone and warm expressions have been heard up and down the dial for years, and whose influence has been felt far beyond the city’s limits. Larry’s career has taken him across the country, on stage and back stage with some of rock and roll’s most iconic artists and acts, many of which are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Matt Pinfield

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Interviewed by Dr. Jason Hanley

Pinfield started his career in the early 1980s in college radio in New Jersey. Over ten years later, in 1995, he was hired for his first television hosting position on MTV’s 120 Minutes. He also hosted MattRock, Pinfield Suite, Pinfield Presents, Rocks Off, Say What and MTV Live along with many MTV specials. In 2001, Pinfield became Vice President of A&R and Artist Development for Columbia Records where he worked with such acts as Coheed & Cambria and Crossfade. Today, Pinfield hosts Matt Pinfield Plays Whatever He Wants, on SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Soundoff with Matt Pinfield on HDNet.

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Dusty Street

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall's 2009 celebration of Women's History Month

Interviewed by Dr. Lauren Onkey

Dusty Street, the first female radio deejay on the West Coast, began her career in radio broadcasting in 1967 at KMPX in San Francisco before switching to KSAN in 1969. Street worked at the progressive rock radio station for the next 10 years until she moved to Los Angeles and joined the now-infamous rock radio station, KROQ. Throughout her time there, KROQ helped to pave the way in breaking model punk and new wave bands and established “Rock of the Eighties,” highlighting such artists as Blondie, Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones and more.

Street switched formats to classic rock at KLSX in Los Angeles for several years before heading to Las Vegas’ 97.1 The Point.  However, her influence at KROQ did not go on without notice as she was offered to host Sirius Satellite Radio’s First Wave.  Since 2005, she has been the host of Sirius XM’s Classic Vinyl radio, which broadcasts live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Allan Freed Studio Monday through Thursdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST.  Street also hosts an internet radio show called The Fly Low Show at KYOUradio.com.



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