Robert W. Morgan

Robert W. Morgan
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Robert W. Morgan
Radio: North side of the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Radio Personality
Born July 23, 1937 in Mansfield, OH
Died May 22, 1998 of lung cancer in Encino Hospital, Calif.

Good Morgan” was an inescapable greeting in Southern California for decades, courtesy of the consummate morning drive-time radio personality Robert W. Morgan.

The Ohio native moved west after college and worked at stations all over California before being enlisted as one of the original “boss jocks” at Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ in 1965. Ten years later, he moved to KMPC, and in 1979 he succeeded Los Angeles radio legend Dick Whittinghill in the station’s morning slot. In 1992, he reunited with fellow boss jock the Real Don Steele at oldies outlet K-Earth.

In addition to his live radio work, Morgan coproduced and narrated the syndicated, 48-hour “History of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and hosted such TV shows as “In Concert,” “The Helen Reddy Show” and KHJ-TV’s “Groovy.”

One of the five first inductees in the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Morgan announced on the air in May 1997 that he was fighting lung cancer, a disease that took his life a year later.

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