A report on Wolfman Jack

Wolfman Jack in 1979

American disc jockey.

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XHRF-FM

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XHRF-FM and XERF-AM are radio stations in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico.

XHRF-FM and XERF-AM are radio stations in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico.

In earlier times, XERF was operated under the laws of Mexico by Ramón D. Bósquez and Arturo González, transmitting 250,000 watts as a border blaster, featuring famed disc jockey Wolfman Jack.

XEPRS-AM

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Commercial AM radio station licensed to Playas de Rosarito, a suburb of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico.

Commercial AM radio station licensed to Playas de Rosarito, a suburb of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico.

The Mighty 1090 previous logo used from 2012 to 2015

In the early 1960s, Robert Weston Smith (better known as Wolfman Jack) was living in Del Rio, Texas and appearing on the 250,000-watt "border blaster" radio station XERF (1570 AM), just over the Rio Grande in Ciudad Acuña.

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Border blaster

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Broadcast station that, though not licensed as an external service, is, in practice, used to target another country.

Broadcast station that, though not licensed as an external service, is, in practice, used to target another country.

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XEPRS-AM: This is the radio station, formerly known as XERB, featured in the George Lucas movie American Graffiti starring Wolfman Jack as the disc jockey. He moved to this station following his work on XERF.

Theatrical release poster by Mort Drucker

American Graffiti

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Theatrical release poster by Mort Drucker

American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by George Lucas, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, written by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz and Lucas, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard (billed as Ronny Howard), Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, and Wolfman Jack.

WFAN (AM)

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Commercial radio station licensed to New York, New York, carrying a sports radio format known as "Sports Radio 66 AM and 101.9 FM" or "The FAN".

Commercial radio station licensed to New York, New York, carrying a sports radio format known as "Sports Radio 66 AM and 101.9 FM" or "The FAN".

Final WNBC logo, used from 1986 to 1988
Frank Cipolla at WNBC, 1988.
Boomer and Carton in 2016.
WFAN broadcasting the New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils game on April 10, 2010.

Don Imus, Wolfman Jack and Cousin Brucie headlined WNBC during the 1970s, then with Imus and a young Howard Stern during the early 1980s.

Theatrical release poster by William Stout

More American Graffiti

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1979 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Bill L. Norton, produced by Howard Kazanjian.

1979 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Bill L. Norton, produced by Howard Kazanjian.

Theatrical release poster by William Stout

Wolfman Jack briefly reprised his role, but in voice only.

Ciudad Acuña

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City located in the Mexican state of Coahuila, at 29.32417°N, -100.93167°W and a mean height above sea level of 271 m. It stands on the Rio Grande (locally known as the Río Bravo), which marks the U.S.-Mexico border, and offers two border crossings via Lake Amistad Dam International Crossing and Del Río-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge with the neighboring city of Del Rio in the U.S. state of Texas.

City located in the Mexican state of Coahuila, at 29.32417°N, -100.93167°W and a mean height above sea level of 271 m. It stands on the Rio Grande (locally known as the Río Bravo), which marks the U.S.-Mexico border, and offers two border crossings via Lake Amistad Dam International Crossing and Del Río-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge with the neighboring city of Del Rio in the U.S. state of Texas.

This super station was where disc jockey Wolfman Jack became famous between 1962 and 1964.

John R.

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American radio disc jockey who attained fame in the 1950s and 1960s for playing rhythm and blues music on Nashville radio station WLAC.

American radio disc jockey who attained fame in the 1950s and 1960s for playing rhythm and blues music on Nashville radio station WLAC.

(The other three were Gene Nobles, Herman Grizzard, and Bill "Hoss" Allen.) Later rock music disc jockeys, such as Alan Freed and Wolfman Jack, mimicked Richbourg's practice of using speech that simulated African-American street language of the mid-twentieth century.

Morrow during 2003

Bruce Morrow

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American radio performer, known for professional purposes as Cousin Brucie or Cousin Bruce Morrow.

American radio performer, known for professional purposes as Cousin Brucie or Cousin Bruce Morrow.

Morrow during 2003

Morrow worked for WABC for 13 years and 4,014 broadcasts until August 1974, when he transferred to rival radio station WNBC replacing Wolfman Jack who quit to tour with The Guess Who; after three years there, he quit performance to team with entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman to become the owner of the Sillerman Morrow group of radio stations, which included WALL and WKGL, now WRRV, both in Middletown, New York; WJJB, later WCZX, in Poughkeepsie, New York; WHMP in Northampton, Massachusetts; WOCB in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts; WRAN (now dark) New Jersey 1510 in Randolph, New Jersey; and television station WATL Atlanta.

Deadman's Curve

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1978 American made-for-television biographical film based on the musical careers of Jan Berry and Dean Torrence.

1978 American made-for-television biographical film based on the musical careers of Jan Berry and Dean Torrence.

Bob "The Jackal" Smith: Bob "Wolfman Jack" Smith