Popular New York radio personality who worked for WCBS-FM from the early 1960s until 1997.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and subsequently worked radio jobs in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri.
He created several alter-egos for his popular radio show. Among these were Mama and Bubba.
He grew up in Memphis as the only child of a railroad worker.
He had a voice acting cameo in the Dustin Hoffman film Midnight Cowboy.