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Scott Regan

“Scotts in Swingers, on the air, Scotts in Swingers, on the air” bellowed Edwin Starr to melody of “S.O.S. (End Her on View)”; the promotional tune, a tribute to renowned Detroit DJ Scott Regan was released by Ric Tic Information 7/66, five a few months after the discharge of “S.O.S.” Regant’s quantities (Arbitron Ranking) were so excellent at radio place WKNR in the middle-’60s that he could walk on drinking water. Regan’s first main broadcasting gig emerged in 1963 at WFUN in Miami, following that he ventured north towards the Electric motor City to just work at WKNR from 1965 to around 1969, when he still left for the one-year stint at CKLW in 1970, after that back again to WKNR. He hosted an off-site broadcast for WKNR known as Motown Mondays in the Roostertail Supper Golf club; the favorite event marked the very first time WKNR performed live music. That’s Regan presenting the Four Tops, the Temptations, as well as the Supremes within the performers’ specific live albums. Motown mercifully slice his complete intro from the Temptations within the Temptations Live, but compilers tacked an excellent part of it within the Compact disc reissue. Brevity worked well best if so; the Compact disc catches Regan rambling on about the Tempts’ non-essential stuff, like Eddie Kendricks’ hobby of collecting images, as if unusual, calling the later Paul Williams “Big Paul” the joker (stated in a good way nonetheless it still noises hokey), and do an Ed Sullivan presenting David Ruffin, contacting him the sibling of Jimmy Ruffin and vice versa; Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin had been spared any humiliation on their short intros. He constructed for the meandering intro using a heart-pumping: “TOP OF THE Deck Is Very pleased to provide the Temptaaaaations!” Radio achievement got Regan possibilities to accomplish some making and skill scouting; he was instrumental in the rock-band Magic obtaining a cope with Motown’s Rare Globe subsidiary and helped others. By 1972, Regan proved helpful the overnight change at WDRQ no question made other prevents before winding up in NEW YORK where he functions as a freelance article writer and manufacturer. WKNR are actually the call words of the all-sports place in Cleveland, OH.

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