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Ron Jacobs (b.September 3, 1937 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, – d.March 8, 2016) was an American broadcaster, author, record producer and concert promoter. In 1958 he became Hawaii’s youngest program director. He also produced the award-winning Elvis Presley Story, written by noted rock author Jerry Hopkins and narrated by broadcast personality Wink Martindale. The program earned the distinction of being the first American radio production ever purchased by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Then, began a long-dreamed-of project: a 13-album record series saluting pop radio pioneers entitled Cruisin', a History of Rock 'n' Roll Radio; each LP recreated an historic disc-jockey’s show, starring the very air personality who attained regional dominance during Top 40 music’s nascent years. Besides the hits, each album included authentic retro radio commercials, and each album cover drew upon the teen fashions of the year it represented.


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