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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21, 1969 11PM-12M (01:02:31)

. . . Marina Oswald said she did not consider her late husband to be a communist . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky from notes by contributor Don Kent]

This is Hour Twelve of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ between 11PM and midnight on February 21, 1969. Our host is Robert W. Morgan.

Picture of Clay Shaw
Clay Shaw

Picture of Sirhan Sirhan
Sirhan Sirhan
This concludes the folk music section of the rockumentary, but the big payoff in this hour of original KHJ is the additional history provided in the ten-minute newscast (at 11:40PM!) Marv Howard anchors, with a report from Art Kevin at the Clay Shaw conspiracy trial. Then we get an update on the Sirhan Sirhan proceedings in Los Angeles. History? Heck, yeah.

This was the first "Rockumentary", produced by KHJ Program Director Ron Jacobs. Following the unprecedented success of this legendary broadcast, Jacobs left KHJ later that year. RKO made the show available to the other stations in their group, narrated by station-specific talent. When RKO was done with it, Drake-Chenault offered a re-recorded version in syndication three times between 1972 and 1982. An edited version (no jingle) of the last release, narrated by Bill Drake, was still in syndication as of 2006.

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