Sunday, October 04, 2009

'Rock n Roll' Radio Legend Jim Nettleton Dies at 69

'Rock n Roll' Radio Legend Jim Nettleton Dies at 69

by KYW’s David Madden

Posted: Sunday, 04 October 2009 11:42AM

Cancer has claimed the life of longtime Philadelphia radio personality Jim Nettleton at the age of 69. Here is a look back at the career of one of the original “Boss Jocks” of the glory days of “Rock n Roll Radio in Philadelphia”.

Mixing personality in with more music put Nettleton’s team over Wibbage in one of the greatest radio face-offs ever.

There was Hartford, New York and Tampa, but it’s his Philadelphia work for which Nettleton will be best remembered included stints at WOGL and WPEN. Although his first stop was his fondest, as he recalled at a reunion three years ago:

“It was the best experience of my radio life; worked with, probably, the most talented group of people that, I think, ever had gotten together in one spot.”

Ironically, his last on-air gig was down the shore -- a recorded morning show for a re-created “Wibbage”.

Bill's Comment: Mr. Nettleton was also one of the "Boss Jocks" for 56 WFIL-AM during the 60's and '70's. Our loss is Rock n' Roll Heaven's gain. R.I.P., Jim.

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