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Frankie Crocker

Born: Dec 18, 1937

Death: Oct 21, 2000

Birthplace: Buffalo

Nationality: United States

Frankie Crocker

Date of Birth : Dec 18, 1937
Date of Death : Oct 21, 2000
Birth Place : Buffalo

Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker was a famous New York radio DJ. According to, Crocker began his career in Buffalo at the AM Soul powerhouse WUFO before moving to Manhattan, where he first worked for Soul station WWRL and later top-40 WMCA in 1969. He then worked for WBLS-FM as program director, taking that station to the top of the ratings during the late 1970s and pioneering the radio format now known as urban contemporary. He sometimes called himself the "Chief Rocker", and he was as well known for his boastful on-air patter as for his off-air flamboyance. When Studio 54 was at the height of its popularity, Crocker rode in through the front entrance on a white stallion. In the studio, before he left for the day, Crocker would light a candle and invite female listeners to enjoy a candlelight bath with him. He signed off the air each night to the tune "Moody's Mood For Love" by vocalese crooner King Pleasure. Crocker, a native of Buffalo, coined the phrase "urban contemporary" in the 1970s, a label for the eclectic mix of songs that he played.

Also known as

  • Crocker, Frankie ''Loveman''
  • Hollywood
  • Crocker, Frankie
  • Frankie ''Loveman'' Crocker
  • Frankie ''Loveman'' Crocker
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