Robert Baron had one of the largest old record collections imaginable. Under the well-known moniker “Mad Man Moskowitz,” he was very successful in playing lots of them on the radio. Most of those records were several decades old. A lot of them were zany novelty songs, others were well known country-western or other popular tunes of their day. But listeners loved them, which is why “Music with Moskowitz” enjoyed a near 30-year-run, starting in the mid-70s on Seattle’s KRAB, and later KMPS, KYCW, KKBY, KRPM and finally KSER in South Everett. Baron was a school teacher whose shows were listener-driven. He played just what folks requested, and then put their names on the air — Wow, human radio appeal now lost from the medium! Baron passed on at age 61 in 2004. He had a large, faithful following. A lot of people recorded his programs — including yours truly. Here’s a clip from one of his April 1994 shows on KRPM. It runs about 5:43
Audio Memories – Mad Man Moskowitz
Author: Ronald DeHart Published Date: November 29, 2018 3:03 am Comments: 4 Comments on Audio Memories – Mad Man Moskowitz 0 2425
Author: Ronald DeHart
Ron DeHart is a former newspaper and broadcast journalist and a retired Public Affairs Officer from both the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve. His historical accounts of Pacific Northwest broadcasting are published by Puget Sound Media. View more articles by Ron DeHart
4 thoughts on “Audio Memories – Mad Man Moskowitz”
can you get recordings of his shows
Not sure where you would find the actual show recordings, but you can find listings of some of the songs he played at https://www.oocities.org/vienna/stage/5179/main.htm and then you can search Youtube to listen to the “music”.
Got a bunch of cassette tapes from KRAB with Moskowitz. Was a regular favorite.
loved him! I wish radio shows like this was still on the air. It was so fun…..