Joe Nerney and his saxy friend Joe Nerny and his instrument.

Joe Nerney and a helmet
Joe didn't tell us what this is about but he's obviously doing something requiring a helmet.

The Joe Nerney Collection

Joe Nerney was born in Providence, R.I., in 1952. He writes:

     "From as far back as I can remember, my folks always had a radio on. I really started paying attention to the music when American Bandstand came on - I started hearing more of the same music on the radio. The DX bug bit me and I was listening to stuff from all over the east and midwest. Of course, I wanted to become part of this whole thing, but it was hard to find positive encouragement, being a person who is blind. I knew there were many ways to overcome the obstacles. What I didn't realize was that others weren't so sure, and some were not willing. I went to Boston Conservatory and got my degree in Music Education. I still collected jingles, and listened to the radio as much as ever. Tom McMurray was the most encouraging of all my radio friends."

"In the 80's I formed a band that played Motown and R&B and went all over the country. I put my radio dream on hold. After seven years of living in cheap hotels with 6 other guys in the same room, I left the rock and roll business and moved to Seattle. I found a college station that accepted volunteers. I knew I would be challenged. I was prepared. They gave me my shot, I started doing some production in addition to my weekly show. Bellvue Community College taught a broadcasting course, after 6 weeks at their station, they asked me to teach a production and announcing course there. I worked for KRKO in Everett for about a year in 1990. I returned to New England in 1993 and worked for WKNE-FM in Keen, New Hampshire. Now, I do lots of music gigs, and write, produce and voice spots. I had lost contact with Tom, but I bet he would be proud of me."

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[Descriptions by Joe Nerney]

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Dave Maynard, WBZ Boston, November 3, 1963 (14:21)

. . . The most frequently frequented frequency . . .

Dave Maynard was one the great personalities on WBZ, he usually did middays. Maynard passed away on February 9, 2012.

On Sundays, he did the survey show. Here's the top 8 of the top 10 for the week beginning November 3, 1963.

You'll hear a young Jefferson Kaye (later, WKBW) on the WBZ Hootenanny promo. Folk was big in Boston!

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Dancin' Danny Wright, KNBQ Tacoma, WA. 1981 (08:12)

. . . Comin' through with the hot stuff, babe, this is my disc jockey voice . . .

Dancin' Danny Wright always opened his show with the Dancin' Danny Wright theme, preceded by a great bit. Dr. Wacko was cloning way back in 1981, according to Danny.

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