From AM to FM, it’s a trip around the dial and through radio history in the latest episode of The Roth Show.
David Lee Roth returns with a new episode of his podcast and this time he shares his love of radio with a history of the medium from its early days through to the birth of FM rock radio in the late 60s. Along the way are vintage radio clips from various radio stations like KPPC FM in Pasadena and legendary DJs like Murray the K and Wolfman Jack.
Later in the episode, Dave transitions from his childhood days of listening to radio to the days Van Halen arrived on the radio in 1978 with their debut single “You Really Got Me”. He recalls memories of he and Eddie Van Halen going around the country from station to station promoting the Warner Brothers’ 12-inch red vinyl promo record including “Runnin’ With The Devil”, “Eruption”, “Ice Cream Man”, “You Really Got Me” and “Jamie’s Cryin'”. It’s famously known among Van Halen fans as “The Looney Tunes Promo”. And speaking of “Jamie’s Cryin'”, Dave retells the story that’s always worth hearing again – how he achieved just the right vocals on the track thanks to sharing hits on a joint with a few Earth, Wind & Fire roadies!