Dave Hull, “The Hullabalooer,” is recognized as one of the most iconic of all the Top 40 DJs to ever spin the wax over 50,000 watts of AM radio power. The Hullabalooer lived every wacky plotline that we laughed with on WKRP in Cincinnati; he was there as the drama of personalities like Alan Freed changed the industry forever; and Dave Hull was integral to the revolution that brought the Beatles—and the rest of the British Invasion—to prominence in America’s society-changing sixties.
Dave’s life behind a mic began on Armed Forces Radio. In the mid-1950s Dave went “pro” at a small station under the shadows of flying saucers in Roswell, New Mexico. Then it was “up and down the dial” from Dayton to Detroit to Tampa before settling in Los Angeles where he became the undisputed number one at the legendary KRLA during the station's premier years. He went on to rock, honk, spin, and giggle on other L.A. giants like KFI, KGBS, and KMPC.
The Hullabalooer had his own massive fan club, a nightclub named after him, and even a hit song written about him.
From Dave's honorary title of the “Fifth Beatle” for his insider involvement with the Fab Four; to his ground-breaking Lovelines show; to stunts like “Hulloween,” the junky parade float, and the hot air balloon promotion that didn't exactly “fly”; to his KFI years with the Dodgers and the Pete Rose voodoo doll; to the “cry-in” after his KRLA firing—it's all here in Hullabaloo!
- Countless inside scoops never-before-heard tales of mayhem and mischief!
- Priceless vintage photos and graphics
- Contributions by Dave's notable colleagues and costars, including a Foreword by radio and TV legend Bob Eubanks!
- Dave's story in all its tube-torturing, transistor-twisting detail is complemented with crazed confessions from those who knew him best, including:
- Baseball hall-of-famer Wes Parker
- KFI sportscaster Rich Marotta
- Media mogul Gary Kleinman
- Mousketeer-turned-maniac, author J.J. Solari, who helped to turn Dave's Lovelines show into a nearly certifiable radio circus
- Original founder of the Dave Hull Fan Club, Dr. Linda Thor
With its revealing look into the inner circle of Los Angeles radio during the golden years of AM, Hullabaloo! is a must-have for any fan of radio, music, or just plain fun!