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#10 - SCOTT SHANNON: WQXI, 1975
Though well-known as a voice - he's Sean Hannity's announcer - he's perhaps more influential for developing the "morning zoo" style show that dominates morning radio throughout the country. He's worked in Washington, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. In the National Radio Hall of Fame.
#9 - KID LEO: WMMS, 1985
The Kid is credited with making Cleveland's WMMS-FM into one of the leading AOR (album-oriented rock) stations in the country, willingly playing new bands and supportong such mainstays as Bruce Springsteen and The Pretenders. He's now the PD of 'Little Steven's Underground Garage' channel on SiriusXM and hosts a weekday show.
#8 - CASEY KASEM: KRLA, 1963
The former LA DJ might be the most famous voice on this list, thanks to 'American Top 40,' the national countdown show he created in 1970 and hosted, on and off, for more than three decades. He was also the voice of 'SCOOBY-DOO's' SHAGGY and of the NBC television network for a period. In the National Radio Hall of Fame.
# 7 - "BIG DADDY" TOM DONAHUE: KYA, 1961
Originally a Top 40 personality, he was among the first to see the possibilities on the FM band. His SF station, KMPX, is considered the first 'free-form' radio station in the U.S. the kind that would play the long album cuts and non-hits that were suddenly earning a following.
#6 - ROBERT W. MORGAN: KHJ, 1968
Along with the 'Real Don Steele,' Morgan was perhaps the most famous of 'Boss Radio' KHJ's lineup of stars in LA. His morning show was the top-rated one in town throughout the late '60s, and he remained a dominant personality after the AM Top 40 era ended. In the National Radio Hall of Fame.
#5 - WOLFMAN JACK: XERB, 1967
Though lasting fame came from his appearance in the 1973 film 'American Graffiti,' he first became known for being on 'border blasters,' MEXICO-based AM stations whose powerful signal could be heard all the way up to CANADA. He later became a well-known TV personality, hosting NBC's 'The Midnight Special.' In the National Radio Hall of Fame.
#4 - JOCKO HENDERSON: WOV, 1957
The 'Ace from Outer Space,' a pioneering African-American DJ, was known for his rhythmic patter and buttery baritone -- and tireless enough to do mornings in NEW YORK and afternoons in Philly.
#3 - BRUCE MORROW: WABC, 1968
AKA "Cousin Brucie" originally with New York's WABC MUSIC RADIO 77, and the master of the evening shift. MORROW is still active as host of an oldies show for SiriusXM satellite radio. In the National Radio Hall of Fame.
#2 - HY LIT:
WDAS, 1955A leading Philadelphia DJ at a time when Philly -- the birthplace of 'American Bandstand' -- was the center of the rock 'n' roll world. LIT was a big name well into the '70s, and the kids still remember: You can hear his intro on the MARAH album "Kids in Philly."
And still at #1 - ALAN FREED: WJW, 1951
Known as 'King of the Moondoggers' known for attaching the phrase 'rock 'n' roll' to the hybrid R&B/country and western music he played, first in Cleveland, then New York. The payola scandal of the late '50s ruined his career, and he died in 1965, just 43. In the National Radio Hall of Fame.