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Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

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Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by CK-722 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:15 am

Here are the ones I can think of, from mainly in the Great Lakes Region.

Larry Lujack WLS "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
J P McCarthy WJR "The Rosary Murders"
Reese Rickards WJJD "Somewhere In Time"
Arthur Penhallow WRIF "The Upside Of Anger"
WJR Referenced (Historically Inaccurate) in "Jersey Boys"
WPOP Hartford, CT Joey Reynolds (Uncredited Actor, Not Joey Reynolds, and Unnamed) in "Jersey Boys"
KRML Carmel, CA Clint Eastwood Portrayed as the DJ in a Studio Mockup in "Play Misty For Me"

In "The Rosary Murders", the voice of J P McCarthy is heard saying "This is JP on JR in the AM".

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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by sfpcc » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:28 pm

Larry King / Lost In America, (at the beginning of the movie you can hear him interviewing Rex Reed.)



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by sfpcc » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:30 pm

I know the radio voice wasn't real in The Warriors but wouldn't it be cool if she was, (Voiced by the late Lynn Thigpen.)



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by WOHO » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:15 am

If we go to the movies and TV, we get Bill Bonds!



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:05 am

Devin Scillian in Scream 4


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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by matt1 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:45 pm

The late Casey Kasem in the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters" "And the countdown continues". Also in 1976 movie "The Gumball Rally" (with Gary Busey) both movies heard on radio.



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by zzand » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:06 pm

Don Cannon, WIBG, Philly legend, in original Rocky movie



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by bugzapper » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:18 pm

Wolfman Jack in American Graffitti



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by matt1 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:50 am

Todd Rundgren "Wolfman Jack" (from 1972 "Something/Anything") & the remake with Wolfman in 1975!!



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by thatguy » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:25 pm

Dick Purtan on Collision Course starring Jay Leno and Pat Morita. Movie flopped horribly but I thought it was awesome. 80s Detroit


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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by tc » Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:36 am

sfpcc wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:30 pm
I know the radio voice wasn't real in The Warriors but wouldn't it be cool if she was, (Voiced by the late Lynn Thigpen.)
"Attention Boppers, the earlier reports about The Warriors were wrong... sorry about that..."



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by FredLeonard » Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:39 pm

Not from a movie but in the original Broadway production of Grease, a recording of Joe Niagra (WIBG, Philadelphia) was played before the show started. The theater was done up to look like a high school auditorium. Great effect.



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by ZenithCKLW » Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:14 pm

The bus with the "93 FM WDRQ Continuous Music" banner in Beverly Hills Cop.



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by paul8539 » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:38 am

I remember Walter Cronkite doing the voice of an eagle in a cartoon some years ago.



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Re: Radio Stations And Personality References In The Movies

Post by FredLeonard » Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:57 pm

paul8539 wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:38 am
I remember Walter Cronkite doing the voice of an eagle in a cartoon some years ago.
Are you sure? No reference to it on IMDb. Maybe it was somebody immitating Cronkite.



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