I'd certainly agree with Kevin & Bean. But they might be too young for "best ever." Maybe "best ever" in their format.
Does anyone remember Jack Lacy on KIQQ? I'm not sure he ever regained the level of success he had achieved at 1010 WINS New York.
Here's an aircheck of him on 100 FM from Easter Sunday, 1983: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVoGRorTnYI.
The Real Don Steele.
Others were listenable, but there were the best.
King Daevid MacKenzie
Frazier Smith, right on! Great on KLOS, hardest working lowest rated morning man in town, and even better on KLSX with the Late Ass Radio Show & Saturday Night Fraze. Tom Clay was a radio con man and not pleasant to work with. Women loved him.
Jack Lacy was at WINS from 1947 until they went all news in 1965. He spent many years after that at WBAL in Baltimore. KIQQ was the last stop in his long career. I think he worked weekends in the early 80s.
But by being so inside and alienating potentially half the audience, his show was never going to enjoy mass appeal. That was actually the secret to Mark and Brian's success. They let you in on all the jokes and women were very much invited to participate; in fact women became a huge part of their loyal audience.
But Fraze, wherever you are, here is a cheeselog for you!
One of the tapes I heard was from his night show at KROQ. It was 1978, and he was running for Governor of California on the platform "A gram of cocaine in every hatband and a Cadillac in every pool."
Too hip---gotta go!
No contest.. Sluggo.
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