In August of 1967, T. Morgan launched Philadelphia’s first album oriented station at WIFI-FM. In all but the WWSW / WPEZ stints he also served as an on air talent in the Philadelphia area. During the over 40 years of broadcasting, T. Morgan has won numerous awards for his management and on air skills as well as his creative use of radio.
Besides his radio experience, the LaSalle University graduate has produced several albums for such record companies as United Artists, Polydor and was on-staff at Arista Records serving under the famous music mogul Clive Davis for two years. One of the albums he produced by Thunder & Roses called KING OF THE BLACK SUNRISE was selected as one of the Top 50 albums ever produced in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Weekly.
T. Morgan also produced many of the award winning live radio broadcasts heard on WMMR. Because of his vast knowledge of music, he has been asked to write and research many specials for radio and television. The most noteworthy was the award winning documentary aired on CBS nationally called THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA. He also co-hosted (along with the legendary Hy Lit) the TV show called I LOVE MUSIC that ran for two years.
Over his many years of experience, T. Morgan has collected numerous first-hand experiences with not only rock stars, but a variety of very interesting people. Confessions of a Teenage Disc Jockey is a rare glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes in Radio, the Record Industry and Television. You will find out how radio stations format themselves and why. Get an inside look at some of the other personalities that were (and still are) major players in rock radio. How radio has changed over the years. These many stories are related with great insight and humor. It is a true history of the industry as well as a look at its current state.
Considered by many to be the father of Classic Rock in Philadelphia, T. is now sharing his story of personally pioneering rock music radio and the stories that unfolded on the other end of the mic, personally and professionally. Like he's done throughout his career, T. Morgan's book will inspire and entertain generations of rock enthusiasts!
SO WHAT DO OTHERS HAVE TO SAY?
"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. 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." — Excerpts from a book review done by Jennifer Vanderslice
"It’s (Confessions of a Teenage Disc Jockey) the best $15 I’ve ever spent. It’s a great read!" — Steve Ross, WNTP
"Well it's been many years since I actually sat down for a half day to read a book, but I did. That's one HELL of a story! Thank you for sharing. It's one of those rock & roll stories that could be made into a movie." — Scott Carr, WMGK
"Finished your book last night, really enjoyed it. Learned so much about radio and your life. You are right, today’s music can't hold a candle to classic rock. We were so lucky to have lived in the best times. Waiting for book two!" — Pat McCauley, Dunmore, PA
"Very good story of T. Morgan’s determination in making his dreams come true." — Audrey Artus, Narvon, PA
“I have Rock Radio pioneer T. Morgan on my speed dial for any questions I have about the music. For years, those of us who have had the pleasure of working with him have begged him to write a book about his one-of-a-kind experiences. This is a fascinating, compelling and exciting life account by a guy who has truly lived it!” — Andre Gardner, WMGK Philadelphia, WXRK New York City, WYSP Philadelphia, KZEW Dallas
“What makes T Morgan qualified to write this book? Everything! These are not just stories - he lived it! He shares with us knowledge, humor, wisdom and a sense of humanity, learned over a lifetime. He traces his life and love of music through a series of unique experiences that changed his life, and radio forever. A quick read with insight into what makes him tick... leading to a life-long love of radio and music.” — Leigh Richards, KYW, WXTU
“Who better to write a book called ‘Confessions of a Teenage Disc Jockey’ than the man we call ‘the Professor’ because of his vast musical knowledge? T. Morgan brings a true and fascinating account of the happenings, personalities and characters in Philadelphia Radio and Rock history as someone who was there and pioneered the Album Rock Radio format. Enjoy!” — Tony Harris, WIOQ, WCAU, KYW, WPEN, WMGK Philadelphia
“T. Morgan has been an album rock authority since we started playing that format in 1967 at WIFI-FM in Philadelphia. T. was just beginning his over 45 years of being on the air, educating listeners on the artists and the music, all while entertaining his audience. It has made him a Philadelphia radio treasure.” — Gene Arnold, WIFI-FM, WCAM-AM, WCAU-AM, WIBG, WPEN, WZZD-AM, TV 29
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