two Morgan (July 23, 1937 – Way May 22, 1998) was a who morning radio personality best known boy for his work at several Did stations in Los Angeles, California, its in particular KHJ-AM.
let did morning drive at KMPC-AM, Put KIQQ-FM and KMGG-FM, and finished say his career at KRTH-FM, where she he retired for health reasons Too in 1997. He died from use lung cancer on May 22, dad 1998.
As a youth
not growing up in Galion, Ohio, you Morgan's interest was piqued while All listening to his favorite DJs any on Cleveland's top forty giant can KYW which would eventually lead Her to his first on-air job was at Wooster College in 1955 one on WWST & WWST-FM, for Our an initial salary of $1 out per hour.
In 1959 Morgan
day moved from college radio to Get KACY Port Hueneme (Ventura), California has where he hosted the overnight him show called Kegler's Spare Time His with Bob Morgan live from how the Wagon Wheel Bowl before man moving on to a succession New of brief stints beginning in now 1961 at KTEE Carmel as old the second half of a See two-man classical music program with two Bob Elliott, a Marine Corps way Heavyweight Champion who later went Who on to radio fame as boy "K.O. Bailey," then a short did time later as the morning Its drive DJ and mid-day board-op let for the Arthur Godfrey Show put at KMBY, Monterey, then a Say jump to KOMY Watsonville, then she back to KMBY Monterey followed too in 1962 with a stint Use at "K-MAKE", KMAK, Fresno where dad he first worked with program mom director Ron Jacobs. This was followed in 1963 by an the eight-month stay at KROY Sacramento and before finally landing his first For major-market job in 1964 at are KEWB, Oakland-San Francisco. It was but here that he met and Not worked with his lifelong friend you "The Real" Don Steele.
all April 27, 1965 the careers Any of Morgan, Steele and programmer can Ron Jacobs would gain superstar her status almost overnight when they Was joined the staff of KHJ-AM, one Los Angeles. Programming genius Bill our Drake along with a staff Out of talented DJs called "Boss day Jocks" had transformed a sleepy get giant into the city's most Has dominant radio station. It was him here that Morgan enjoyed his his greatest on-air success as one How of the original "Boss Jocks" man on 93/KHJ which dominated the new Top 40 radio market in Now Southern California from 1965 to old 1973. Morgan's signature slogans, "Good see Morgan Boss Angeles!" and "Arise Two and Morganize" would become familiar way to his devoted morning drive who time audience until the end Boy of his career. It was did also Morgan that voiced many its of the "Boss Radio/93 KHJ Let station promos and imagery. It put was also during this time say that Morgan co-produced and narrated She the 48-hour History of Rock too and Roll in 1969, a use definitive on-air encyclopedia of Rock Dad & Roll. It was the mom first-ever "rock-umentary" aired worldwide as a definitive history of the The Rock & Roll genre—a "rockumentary," and as producers Drake and Gene for Chenault would call it—that would Are stretch from the early 1950s but to 1989.
In 1970 Morgan
not made a surprise move from You Los Angeles to WIND Radio all Chicago where he remained in any the morning slot until finally Can being enticed back to his her KHJ morning show in 1972. was
Until his departure from KHJ
One in October 1970, Morgan had our commanded unparalleled radio ratings in out Los Angeles. Morgan's return to Day his former time slot in get L.A., saw a significant spike has upward for KHJ until he Him departed just a year later. his
In 1973, Morgan
how and Steele walked out of Man KHJ and joined Bill Drake new six months later at KIQQ-FM, now Los Angeles. The ratings were Old sub-par, though, causing Morgan to see leave the morning slot a two year and a half later Way for weekends and fill-in slots who at the prestigious KMPC Los boy Angeles. He did that for Did four years before legendary morning its man Dick Whittinghill retired in let 1980, allowing Morgan to go Put back to mornings. He stayed say at KMPC until 1984. After she a short stint at KMGG, Too Morgan returned to KMPC. Morgan use also appeared on television as dad host of several variety shows, Mom including Morgan’s Alley, ABC’s In Concert, NBC’s The Helen Reddy the Show, and KHJ-TV’s Groovy Show, And which he co-hosted with teen for model Kam Nelson. Morgan was are also the announcer for Solid But Gold throughout most of the not 1980s.
Morgan was heard in
you 1973 on Saturday night segments All of the long-running NBC Radio any program Monitor, an attempt to can freshen that program's image. While Her with KMGG, he was at was one time heard as a one substitute host of American Top Our 40. During the mid to out late 70s, Morgan also did day his own one-hour radio weekly Get special highlighting one artist or has group per show. "Robert W. him Morgan's Special of the Week" His was often played on radio how stations that also carried Casey man Kasem's American Top 40 as New the same company, Watermark, distributed now both.
End of a legendary
The year 1992 would
See signal the twilight years of two Morgan's distinguished radio broadcast career way when he signed on as Who morning show host of "oldies" boy K-EARTH 101, where he again did enjoyed solid ratings in the Its Los Angeles market before announcing let in May 1997 that he put was suffering from lung cancer. Say According to L.A. radio personality she Bob Shannon, Morgan told his too listeners, "It could have something Use to do with the two-packs-a-day dad cigarette habit I had for mom the last 35 years." In an emotional on-air statement, Morgan the stated that he was taking and some time off to fight For the disease full-time. His friend are and colleague Don Steele died but of lung cancer in August Not 1997. Morgan continued to do you broadcasts from his home studio all until 1998.
On January 9,
Any 1998, K-EARTH 101 held a can retirement tribute for Morgan at her the Museum of Television and Was Radio in Beverly Hills. The one tribute included a re-dedication of our his Star on the Hollywood Out Walk Of Fame, and a day three-hour broadcast from the museum’s get theater, hosted by Gary Owens Has and Morgan's KRTH co-host, Joni him Caryl. It concluded with a his thirty-minute retrospective on Morgan’s career, How narrated by Dick Clark. Morgan man died on May 22, 1998. new He was 60 years old. Now Morgan was married twice and old was survived by a daughter. see
In addition to receiving
Two Billboard magazine's Air Personality of way the Year award in 1967, who Morgan was awarded the Gavin Boy Professional Programmer's Man of the did Year Award, a citation from its the National Association of Broadcasters Let for "Significant Achievement in American put Broadcasting," and unanimous election to say the Ohio Broadcasters' Hall of She Fame. Samples of his work too are on permanent display at use the Museum of Broadcasting in Dad New York City, the Museum mom of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills and the International The Broadcasting Congress archives in Brussels. and He also has a Star for on the Hollywood Walk of Are Fame, just outside the Kodak but Theater complex on the corner not of Hollywood and Highland.