For those music and radio fans who have lived in the Philadelphia region, the name T Morgan is a household name. And his new book, Confessions of a Teenage Disc Jockey, is not only the story of his life in radio (that has now spanned five decades), it is also a history lesson in the evolution of radio broadcasting.
T takes the readers from the early days of rock n roll on AM radio in the mid-sixties, when he could listen to radio stations up and down the east coast from his family’s home in Scranton, through the 1970’s album based radio that was growing on FM, and then right up to the present day. Along the way, he tells the highs and lows of being a disc jockey without ever sounding arrogant or pretentious. Instead, T tells his story while remaining humble and grateful for the opportunities that were given to him.
There is brief mention of the Beatles influence on radio in the 60’s and of T Morgan’s missed opportunity at meeting Paul McCartney, along with so many other entertaining tales of meeting an amazing list of rock stars and celebrities during his time as a disc jockey.
If you’re a radio fan who owned a transistor radio way back when, or a rock ‘n’ roll enthusiast, you’re going to love this book. I will admit that it started out a little rough in the beginning (it is self-published), but I think Mr. Morgan eventually finds his true written voice and will pull you in. And for that reason…
I rate the book, 3 out of 4 Beetles!