Dr. Demento

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Birthday
2, 1941
Birthplace
Minneapolis, MN
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Minneapolis, MN

About

Legendary radio broadcaster and record collector known for his comedic abilities and for playing novelty songs and strange and unusual recordings. He created the Dr. Demento persona in 1970 after a fellow DJ at the Los Angeles station KPPC-FM called him "demented".

Before Fame

He worked as the Program Director of KRRC in 1960 after attending Reed College. He later received a master's degree in ethnomusicology and folklore from UCLA.

Trivia

He has been honored with a spot in the Comedy Music Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married his girlfriend Sue Hansen in 1983.

Associated With

He was a fundamental part of Weird Al Yankovic's popularity and helped discover him.