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Presenting the Gary Byrd Experience
Presenting the Gary Byrd Experience
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An east coast soul DJ or "personality jock" who recorded a track called Soul Travelin' that name dropped popular soul & R&B artists of the 60's & 70's. Byrd grew up listening to Buffalo NY's main R&B DJs on WUFO, Eddie O'Jay and Hound Dog Lorenz. Byrd later worked for the station himself as a teenager, shifting his tastes from John Coltrane to Smokey Robinson. In the mid-60's when Byrd started in the record biz, popular jocks could still break records on their word alone, and Byrd made an impact in Buffalo even as a high school student. Byrd left upstate New York when formatted playlists alienated the young DJ, and he sought work in NYC at WWRL, a station he first visited on his sprin... read more