FRANKIE CROCKER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321388
A signature from the father of "urban contemporary" radio
Signatures: "Frankie/Crocker", in blue ink, 3x5. Frankie Crocker (1937-2000) was a radio DJ and one of the fathers of "urban contemporary" radio. Beginning in New York radio station powerhouse WUFO, Crocker eventually moved on as program director to WBLS-FM, where he began growing in notoriety. Crocker also served as the Master of Ceremonies at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and became one of the first VJ's for the then brand new VH-1 television station. In addition to his radio work, Crocker appeared in several films, including Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984). In 2000, Crocker was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2005. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Corners slightly worn. Slightly toned. Fine condition.
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