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AIRPLAY: THE RISE AND FALL OF ROCK RADIO, the award documentary that traces the history of rock and roll radio and how it affected generation of listeners, starting in the 1950’s, when pioneering white deejays played “the Devil’s music” until they were silenced by the payola scandal, to the sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and political activism of the sixties to the present day, when satellite radio freed the deejays from the FCC, but not corporate control.

 

Featuring Rufus Thomas, Cousin Brucie Morrow, Dick Biondi, Dan Ingram, Scott Shannon, Pat St. John, Raecel Donahue, Little Steven Van Zandt,

David Crosby and Grace Slick.

This award-winning documentary explores the glory days of the Jersey shore beach town that's been called the birthplace of rock 'n roll, where a teenage Chubby Checker twisted and Bill Haley and the Comets debuted Rock Around the Clock. It's also home to a collection of mid-century motels with names like the Astronaut, the Kona Kai and the Bonanza - whatever was new or exotic at the time. But a wrecking ball is threatening to destroy the summer dreams of generations of visitors. Featuring interviews with

Bruce Willis, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker,

Bobby Rydell,and Tom Verica.

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