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Brian Roberts And Humble Harve....The Day Radio Died!

The history of American Radio as told by two of the most famous voices in broadcasting. No punches pulled here. True stories told by the men who lived them. Check out what they describe as the decline of American Radio and the reasons leading to that demise.

This show was posted on BluePower in the year 2000. Since that time, things have become much worse. Clear Channel alone has been allowed to purchase over 1500 radio stations in the USA. This much power in the hands of one conglomerate can be devastating to free radio in general. This is already being proven. So much for the seven station rule that was upheld until this last administration destroyed the agreement and allowed corporate monopolies to run rampant.

John Rhys Eddins/BluePower.com



Post Script: Humble Harve died two days ago in Camarillo, California. His death silenced one of the greatest voices in American radio history. BluePower is grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know this talented man. A man who was a leader in radio when American radio was a free and flourishing business. 
God speed Harvey. You will be missed.
John Rhys Eddins
BluePower.com

6 Comments

  • Humble Harve is still alive & very active on Radio... Check out WWW.HDDiner.Com
  • I have been lucky enough to not only listen to, but work with both of these men. I haven't seen Brian in a few years, Hope your well! I've worked with Harve lets just say a long time! He's not only talked the talk but has walked the walk. Harve, has some rock and roll history locked in him. Some great stories!True radio professional,and a nice guy too! Thanks for the entertainment and friendship! Be Well!
  • WOW! What a treat!I grew up in Trenton NJ, and, of course, remember Humble Harve from WAAT in Trenton as well as WHAT & WIBG in Philly. Harve, I was one of the "dancing crew" at your record hop at Blue Fountain Hall on South Clinton Ave in TNJ. In '67 I made it onto the air at WBUD, also in Trenton, and "dared" to use your old theme song (Smooth Sailing by Bobby Peterson...still have my copy!). WARMEST REGARDS!!!
  • I was 13 years old living in the Los Angeles Area (North Hollywood). Both Humble Harv and Brian Roberts were on my favorite radio station KUTE 102. KUTE played all the great music such as Cameo,Rose Royce,A Taste Of Honey. And to this Date all I listen to now is old school funk and the really hard to find and out of print, or I have to purchase it from Japan stuff. I also remember Humbel Harv used to hang out at the arcade in N. Hollywood when he would get off work, He would play pinball. I forgot where it was because I now live in Sacramento.
  • I was 13 years old living in the Los Angeles Area (North Hollywood). Both Humble Harv and Brian Roberts were on my favorite radio station KUTE 102. KUTE played all the great music such as Cameo,Rose Royce,A Taste Of Honey. And to this Date all I listen to now is old school funk and the really hard to find and out of print, or I have to purchase it from Japan stuff. I also remember Humbel Harv used to hang out at the arcade in N. Hollywood when he would get off work, He would play pinball. I forgot where it was because I now live in Sacramento.
  • With out a doubt HUMBLE HARVE is the greates DJ in the world, he got me through my traumas when I was in Santa Monica High in the 60's Where can I hear him now in So. Ca.
    Thanks,
    Larry