Broadcasters #53


Barrett Hansen (aka, Dr. Demento)

4 comments:

naxalite said...

Bart Simpson's arch enemy...

Timmy said...

The Great Dr. Demento began his illustrious career at the basement level of Radio station KPPC/FM in Pasadena, California, sometime in the late 1960's. A fellow D.J. there, Steven Clean, crowned the nickman For the young man who loved the more unusual recordings of the 20th. Century. After KPPC, The Doctor returned to the airwaves at station KMET/FM, in the early 1970's, where his stardom was etched in polyester. From there, it was syndication & Glory! Long live The Good Doctor!

Tom Sutpen said...

Wasn't he also an A&R man at Specialty Records . . . or some other R&B label?

Coula sworn I read that somewhere.

swac said...

So the story goes...an auxiliary member/roadie for Spirit, then Canned Heat, then gigs at Specialty and later Warner Bros. Records.