Mad Man Moskowitz Audio — Weird and Wacky, 1992

This is my second offering of Bob Baron’s outstanding broadcasting skills . . . It’s two days before the November, 1992 general election, and here’s Mad Man Moskowitz spinning some of his weird and wacky flat friends on KRPM (K-106). With him are Gorgeous Rabbit and Looney Lucian. There’s a quick montage of some of his more-requested off-the-wall songs, a name-it-and-claim-it LP give-away and a promo highlighting his radio show’s high popularity on Sunday nights (there still was some creative radio in the early 90’s). LIke a previously posted Moskowitz aircheck, this won’t be found anywhere on the internet. It was a 7 1/2 ips recording on my (’60s) Akai X-360 reel-to-reel from a (’75) Marantz 2230 receiver (and yes, they’re both still working). The analog audio signal was converted to digital with a DAK 2800-PC audio editor.
Aircheck running time is just under 5:40. Great, entertaining radio long gone from today’s airwaves. (I’ve been told some people recorded hundreds of hours of Moskowitz’s original programs — audience dedication hard to imagine in today’s radio world.)

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  

5 thoughts on “Mad Man Moskowitz Audio — Weird and Wacky, 1992

  1. Well here I am again, made man. It’s 2023 of Sept and still loving Made Man thank you Dennis Dargan for all the tapes you set me when I was in Berlin, God I Miss them Day. God Bless and God Speed.

  2. Thank you. Lot’s of wonderfull memories. Do you know what happended to “crazy Kate” or The last tech he had with him, I don’t rember his on aie name?

  3. I was just 18 when I entered the military and I was head you on KCBQ, KNBQ, I think truly don’t remember. My friend Dennis Dargan sent me tape from back home when I was in Berlin Germany. Well you can just say I miss home around the world and back again, here I am 25 yrs in service I’m retired. Well thank you Made Man……. God Speed Brother.

  4. Bill Virgin – Seattle-PI – August 18, 2006
    Robert Baron, better known to radio listeners in the region as Madman Moskowitz, died Friday after a brief illness. He was 61.
    For more than two decades the self-proclaimed “maniacal maestro of malodorous melodies” entertained audiences with a radio program on which he played comedy routines, musical satire, novelty tunes and songs that were intentionally or unintentionally funny, along with classic country tunes from what he called his “nostalgia bin.”
    Over the years his show aired on just about every country station in the market, many of them now gone. Most recently “Music With Moskowitz” aired at noon Saturdays on Everett community station KSER-FM (90.7).
    In his day job Baron was a middle-school teacher in the Edmonds School District. He retired at the end of the most recent school term after 35 years teaching here and in Los Angeles…
    A native of Pasadena, Calif., Baron got an early start in entertainment as an extra in such films as “Rebel Without a Cause.” His radio career started in earnest in this region in the mid-1970s at KRAB-FM, but he had stints at KMPS-FM, KRPM-FM, KKBY-FM and KYCW-AM. The Moskowitz name came from an artist’s signature on a poster of a rabbit.

  5. Thank you. You have given me a smile. I Have listen to you for years. It was when I first lessen to you back in 1980 and now I found you again when Retired from the millitary. Again I Want to thank You. Moskowitz..

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