As a pioneering disc jockey in Cleveland, Ohio he helped change the face of American music. In the 1950's, Time Magazine called him the top DJ in America. A 1955 musical documentary film was made about him titled The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey.
A CD tribute was compiled by Roger Hall of recording artists that Bill Randle promoted or produced (Johnnie Ray with The Four Lads (1951); Bill Haley And His Comets (1953-54); The Crew Cuts (1954); The Diamonds (1956); Bill Monroe; Elvis Presley (1954-1956); Shaker Singers (1961)) plus a memorial radio tribute. A copy of the Tribute CD was sent to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.