Mr. Pop History – When it comes to Wolfman Jack, many get confused on his radio background. So, let’s go back to April of 1972 – when Wolfman Jack:
Wolfman Jack didn’t have such a deal at his station beforehand, XPRS, which beamed his show from Tijuana to the north at night. But the KDAY signal stunk, so syndication was necessary for Wolfman Jack to be heard again in places such as Stockton, Sacramento and Seattle-Tacoma.
From there, he went to WNBC, NY. Wolfman Jack was never a big ratings draw, but he had radio pizazz, – a character bigger then the sum of his parts, and made money on live appearances. And, about this time, he increased his appearances on national TV – on such shows as “Midnight Special” on NBC-TV.
Gary West @ mrpopculture.com